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Peru’s president calls on political parties to help create "broad-based" cabinet

(Xinhua) 10:47, August 05, 2022

LIMA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) — Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday called on the country’s political parties to help his government form a new “broad-based” cabinet, following the resignation of Anibal Torres as prime minister.

“I am opening up this space to other political parties so we can once and for all form a broad-based cabinet to work for Peru,” Castillo said.

Castillo said he would name a new prime minister later in the day and swear in the new cabinet on Friday. It would be the fifth time the president has appointed a new cabinet since he took office on July 28, 2021.

Torres announced his resignation on Wednesday, saying that for “personal reasons” he planned to return to teaching at university.

(Web editor: WuChaolan, LiangJun)