The new president of Peru, Dina Boluarteended the uncertainty of public opinion and swore in his first cabinet of ministers this Saturday, which will be headed by the lawyer and former prosecutor Pedro Angulo who will have the position of president of the Council of Ministers.
One of the characteristics is that it is an almost equal cabinet with 8 women out of the 17 ministers and which is made up of technicians and specialists in the sectors.
Among the most anticipated appointments are Alberto Otárola as Defense Minister, César Augusto Cervantes Cárdenas (Interior), Alex Contreras (Economy and Finance) or Ana Cecilia Gervasi Díaz (Foreign).
Shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, Boluarte offered a televised message in which he stated that the “essential line” of his government would be “the consolidation of democracy, the rule of law, the balance of powers and governability in the country. He assured that he had “worked hard to form a ministerial cabinet for unity and democratic consolidation that is equal to what the country requires.”
Regarding the protests that are taking place in some regions of the country, including Lima, the new president made “a fraternal call for calm, tranquility and social peace. Let’s avoid conflicts that put our brotherhood at risk as Peruvians. I am attentive to social demands and I offer my hand to meet fair demands”.
President Boluarte: “We understand the right of citizens to mobilise, the same that is accepted in the Constitution, respecting human rights and the integrity of people. The PNP is clear about these orders.” ►https://t.co/mjjhiRsjip pic.twitter.com/N7ov3wwNIN
– TVPerú News (@noticias_tvperu) December 10, 2022
The one who doesn’t seem very happy with the new cabinet is Vladimir Cerronleader of the Marxist-Leninist party Free Peru which led to Pedro Castillo and Dina Boluarte to win the 2021 elections.
Through Twitter, his favorite channel to make his opinions known, called the cabinet “right-wing” and reminded the new president that she “won by promising a left-wing program” and accused her of going “down the same path of treason.”
Right-handed, caviarized and lizard cabinet. Remember DB that you also won by promising a leftist program and you are going down the same path of betrayal, you know how they end. Arguedas said that any action against the people is a boomerang.
— Vladimir Cerrón (@VLADIMIR_CERRON) December 10, 2022