the new president appoints her government

The President of Peru, Dina Boluarte, poses with her Prime Minister, Pedro Angulo, on December 10, 2022 in Lima.

Peru’s new president, Dina Boluarte, announced her government on Saturday, December 10, as discontent grew in the streets, as supporters of former president Pedro Castillo demand his release and new elections.

The new government has 19 ministers, eight of whom are women. The former anti-corruption prosecutor has been appointed prime minister.

Since Thursday, many protests and roadblocks have taken place in Lima and several cities in the country, including the Andean regions, where Pedro Castillo, a former rural school teacher, enjoys the most support.

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Students, workers and left-wing political parties called for a protest in Lima from 9 p.m. on Saturday after the quarter-finals of the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

mme Boluarte, vice president until her inauguration on Wednesday after the dismissal of Pedro Castillo by parliament, did not rule out the organization of early elections.

Manifestations

“If society and the situation deserve it, we will propose elections within the framework of discussions with the democratic forces of Congress”said m.me Boluarte, who wants to find a peaceful solution to the political crisis and the rising anger in the streets.

Hundreds of people marched through the streets of the Peruvian capital on Friday to demand the release of Pedro Castillo. To the screams of “coup”the demonstrators burned banners depicting Dina Boluarte.

Police used tear gas on Thursday to disperse protesters who were already walking towards parliament with signs “Freedom for Castillo”, “Boluarte does not represent me” or “Dissolution of Parliament”.

Psychopharmaceuticals

After his failed attempt on Wednesday to dissolve parliament and declare a state of emergency, a maneuver described as ” revolt “Pedro Castillo was placed in pretrial detention for seven days on Thursday after a complaint from the prosecutor, who is prosecuting him for “insurgency” and “conspiracy”.

His former chief of staff, Guidio Bellido, as well as Me Guillermo Olivera, one of his lawyers, suggested on Friday that Pedro Castillo had done so “maybe asked” to dissolve parliament under the influence of psychotropic drugs.

While parliament would debate a third impeachment proceeding against President Castillo, “for moral impotence”since coming to power in July 2021, whoever still heads the country made a solemn statement on television, wearing the presidential sash, calling for the dissolution of parliament and the imposition of a state of emergency in the country announced.

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“He Can’t Remember” of its television advertising, Mr Bellido said, calling for the production of a “urgent toxicological test” on the former teacher.

The world with AFP

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