Peruvian President Boluarte appoints his cabinet after Castillo’s ouster. Good or bad ?
So Good or Bad Pick? here is our article based on those of Reuters, but the end may not be the dream.
Published on 11.12.2022
Reuters reports that Peru’s new president, Dina Boluarte, on Saturday appointed a cabinet that includes a market-friendly finance minister, as protests escalated across the country demanding new elections after the ousting of former democratically elected President Pedro Castillo.
Ms. Boluarte took office on Wednesday after Mr. Castillo was fired by Congress and then arrested on charges of rebellion and conspiracy for trying to dissolve the legislature to prevent an impeachment vote.
She appointed former deputy finance minister Alex Contreras, who is a career civil servant and is considered pro-market, as economy minister.
Chemical engineer Oscar Vera will be Minister of Energy and Mines, a key post for this copper-producing country.
“I worked hard to form a cabinet of unity and democratic consolidation that meets the needs of the country,” Boluarte said in a televised address.
“I call for calm, tranquility and peace. Let us avoid conflicts that endanger our fraternity as Peruvians. She also appointed former attorney general Pedro Angulo as prime minister and diplomat Ana Cecilia Gervasi as foreign minister.
Boluarte, a 60-year-old lawyer, was Castillo’s vice president. She became the country’s first female president and will remain in office until 2026 if no new election is held.
Ms Castillo’s lawyer has denied the charges and called the former president’s detention illegal and arbitrary.
The protesters are now demanding the closure of Congress and the organization of democratic elections instead of recognizing Boluarte and allowing him to complete Castillo’s term. They are also calling for a new constitution to be drafted.
Local television footage showed protests in some towns and a blockade on a section of the main highway along the Peruvian coast about 300 kilometers (186 miles) south of the capital Lima. Some transport agencies have indicated that they are limiting their services to protect passengers.
On Saturday, Ms Boluarte wrote on Twitter that a Friday night clash between protesters and security forces injured eight people, including four police officers, adding that seven people were arrested.
On Friday, she said she was open to discussing a snap election, but ruled out kicking off any constitutional changes just yet.
Maybe the wrong pickaxe below?
URGENT, we need to know if the WEF infiltrated this new government and if he blew up the old government, we need to find that answer in order to warn Peruvians of their skewed future once again too.