| 21 April 2024, Sunday |

Peru President Castillo names member of far left party as Prime Minister

Guido Bellido has been named by the Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday,  as Prime Minister, in an indication of the pressure likely to be brought to bear on the new head of state by the far-left party that backed him.

Bellido is a member of the self-described Marxist-Leninist Free Peru party, with which Castillo won the presidency this year. Bellido is also an elected congressman.

  • Reuters