Humala receives presidential credentials

Ollanta Humala. Source: Andina

Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala received his credentials Thursday from the head of the national election authority, in a ceremony at the National Archaeology, Anthropology and History Museum.

Humala won the June 5 run-off vote against Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori, following a polarized campaign.

Humala said during the ceremony that his government will seek reconciliation during his five year term, which begins on July 28.

“For those who didn’t vote for us, I consider that genuinely democratic vote should be held very much in account, as it signifies the expression of a vital part of the country,” daily La Republica reported Humala as saying.

“My government will aspire to reconcile the country,” he added.

Humala, a 48-year-old former army officer, has said he plans to name his cabinet by month-end. 

“We are continuing to advance the work on the government transition,” he said. “Calmly, but with decisiveness, we will announce who will make up the government, without ceding to pressure from anyone,” Humala said.

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