In light of continuous protests in the nation following the impeachment of her predecessor, Peruvian President Dina Boluarte on Wednesday announced a number of Cabinet reshuffles, including the appointment of a new prime minister. However, she decided to retain other important individuals.
Along with a new defense minister and interior minister, attorney Alberto Otarola was named as the country’s next prime minister.
However, Oscar Vera will continue in his position as minister of energy and mines while Alex Contreras was retained as minister of economy.
The changes were announced at a swearing-in ceremony at the governmental palace.
Women now make up half of the 18-member Cabinet led by Boluarte, who is Peru’s first female president.
The partial reshuffle came days after the resignation of two ministers over the handling of protests that have left at least 21 dead and hundreds injured over the last two weeks.