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Weekly Report - 24 January 2019 (WR-19-03)

PERU: Local authorities hit the ground running

With all of the focus in Peru on the political and judicial twists and turns in the powerplay between President Martín Vizcarra and the right-wing opposition Fuerza Popular (FP, Fujimoristas) little attention has been given to the new regional and municipal authorities that came in at the start of the year. There have been some intriguing developments, however, not least involving the new governor of the south-eastern region of Puno, Walter Aduviri who, on 20 January, gave his first interview on national television since taking office, and the new mayor of Lima, Jorge Muñoz, whose approval rating is even higher than Vizcarra’s.

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