Peru

PM resigns and President conducts major reshuffle


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René Cornejo Díaz was sworn in yesterday as the new President of the Council of Ministers (Prime Minister). He replaces César Villanueva, who resigned in the morning after an apparent falling out with Economy and Finance Minister Miguel Castilla and first lady Nadine Heredia. Villanueva had been in place for just four months and the disagreement was over the setting of a new minimum wage.

President Ollanta Humala also took the opportunity to make a number of additional changes to his Cabinet in what was an unexpected reshuffle.

The new ministerial positions are as follows:

René Cornejo Prime Minister
Eda Rivas Minister of Foreign Affairs
Eleodoro Mayorga Minister of Energy and Mines
Piero Ghezzi Minister of Production
Juan Benítez Minister of Agriculture
Ana Jara Minister of Labour and Promotion of Employment
Milton Von Hesse Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
Carmen Omonte Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations
Paola Bustamante Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion

The full list of the Cabinet as formed after yesterday’s reshuffle is as follows:

René Cornejo Prime Minister
Eda Rivas Minister of Foreign Affairs
Pedro Cateriano Minister of Defence
Luis Miguel Castilla Minister of Economy and Finance
Walter Albán Minister of Interior
Daniel Figallo Minister of Justice and Human Rights
Jaime Saavedra Minister of Education
Midori de Habich Minister of Health
Juan Benítez Minister of Agriculture
Ana Jara Minister of Labour and Promotion of Employment
Piero Ghezzi Minister of Production
Magalí Silva Minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism
Eleodoro Mayorga Minister of Energy and Mines
Eduardo Paredes Minister of Transport and Communications
Milton Von Hesse Minister of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
Carmen Omonte Minister of Women and Vulnerable Populations
Manuel Pulgar Vidal Minister of Environment
Paola Bustamante Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
Diana Álvarez-Calderón Minister of Culture

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