Peru’s new PM Pledges Stability as Political Turmoil Threatens Recovery

Flores-Aráoz, who was a legislator for many years and also a former defense minister, said he hopes to carry out an “orderly transition” and pledged transparent elections on April 11th.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru’s new Cabinet started to take shape on Wednesday, November 11th, as lawyer and long-time politician Ántero Flores-Aráoz said he had agreed to be the Andean country’s new prime minister and pledged to hold a steady course amid the recent political upheaval.

Flores-Aráoz said in a radio interview he had accepted the role after the controversial removal of centrist President Martín Vizcarra on Monday plunged the world’s no. 2 copper producer and a regional economic outperformer before the pandemic struck into turmoil.

Congress head Manuel Merino, who . . .

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