Weekly Report - 10 February 2022 (WR-22-06)

PERU: Take four for Castillo

When Héctor Valer took over as the third prime minister in the sixth months since Peru’s President Pedro Castillo has been in office he boldly stated that “the political crisis is over”. Valer lasted just four days in the role. He tendered his resignation in the wake of allegations of financial impropriety and domestic violence; parties from across the political spectrum sealed his fate by uniting in opposition to his designation as prime minister. Castillo opted for Aníbal Torres, former justice minister, as his replacement. Torres’s future as premier is deeply uncertain. It is far from clear whether he will be able to secure the requisite vote of confidence from congress.

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