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Weekly Report - 14 March 2019 (WR-19-10)

PERU: Vizcarra appoints new prime minister in shake-up

Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra conducted an extensive cabinet reshuffle on 11 March. Salvador del Solar, a lawyer, actor, film director, and former culture minister, comes in as prime minister. Vizcarra will be banking on Del Solar bringing his creative flair and charisma to his new political role in order to preserve his popularity, amid signs of a first slip in the opinion polls, as well as overcoming obstacles thrown in the way of his government’s judicial and political reform proposals by the main opposition right-wing Fuerza Popular (FP, Fujimoristas).

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