Changes in Kuczynski ministries
Former Culture Minister Jorge Nieto Montesinos (65) has been appointed as Peru’s new Minister of Defence. He replaces Mariano González Fernández who resigned his post last week after a newspaper reported that he had had an affair with an advisor in his office.
The new Minister of Culture is Salvador de Solar (46), a lawyer and actor.
Meanwhile, Congress is threatening to impeach the current Minister of Education, Jaime Saavedra. Saavedra is the longest serving minister in the government of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, having previously been appointed in 2013 by President Ollanta Humala.