Peru’s Pedro Castillo to waive his presidential salary

The president also says he intends to cut all ministers' and legislators' salaries by 50%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peru's president-elect Pedro Castillo announced that he will waive his salary as president and will instead receive his teacher's wage, the profession he practices. He also intends to cut ministers' and legislators' salaries by 50%.

Castillo announced the measures during a ceremony in the National Congress after being sworn in, over a month after the second round of presidential elections held on June 6.

The leader of Peru Libre was officially proclaimed last Friday, after a delay by the National Electoral Jury (JNE) due to several appeals filed by his opponent Keiko Fujimori . . .

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