Ongoing Political Crisis in Peru: Congress Refuses to Ratify New Cabinet

A no-confidence vote leads to the sixth cabinet restructuring in only two years. Left-wing parties accuse the government of neglecting citizens' interests.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The political crisis in Peru is entering a new round: on Thursday, August 6th, President Martín Vizcarra swore in a new cabinet, the sixth in his two-year mandate. Earlier on Monday, the newly appointed cabinet under Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano unexpectedly lost a vote of confidence before Congress. With the former Minister of Defense and General, Walter Martos, the military will now take over the government affairs as the new Prime Minister.

According to observers, there is disagreement on how to assess the surprising no-confidence vote, as the confirmation of a newly convened . . .

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