After initial hesitation, moderate Pedro Francke agrees to become Peru’s economy minister

The new economy minister Pedro Francke, 60, had been harshly criticized by Bellido and Peru Libre leader Vladimir Cerrón for his centrist and conciliatory positions with economic orthodoxy.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, completed his cabinet of ministers with the appointment of economist Pedro Francke in the office of Economy and Finance and lawyer Aníbal Torres in Justice and Human Rights.

Francke and Torres, well-experienced and well-known in their professions, were sworn in after having held last minute conversations with Castillo to overcome some apparent differences which prevented . . .

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