New Peruvian government is ready to take office on July 28

"We are not Chavistas; we are not extremists and least of all communists," Castillo emphasized before assuring that his regime will "fight terrorism wherever it comes from."

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru's new government is ready to take office on July 28 after the official delivery of credentials to President-elect Pedro Castillo and vice-president Dina Boluarte, while 130 new congressmembers were sworn in at a private ceremony.

The leftist Castillo, a 51-year-old rural teacher and trade unionist who defeated right-wing Keiko Fujimori in the presidential runoff, received this Friday the credentials of head of state for the 2021-2026 term in a ceremony organized by the National Jury of Elections (JNE).

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