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Congress Censures Cabinet Chief — Kuczynski to Choose New Team

Congress Censures Cabinet Chief — Kuczynski to Choose New Team

Cabinet chief Fernando Zavala handed in his resignation today to President Kuczynski, following the vote of no confidence last night by the opposition majority in Congress.  Zavala’s 19 cabinet ministers have also resigned. The President now has 72 hours in which to choose a new president of the council of […]

by · September 15, 2017 · 1 comment · Lima, Politics
Bringing the Comptroller under Control

Bringing the Comptroller under Control

Lawmakers in the ruling PPK party yesterday joined their Apra colleagues in Congress to demand the resignation of the Comptroller General, Edgar Alarcon. “The country needs a Comptroller General of the Republic who has the integrity and technical capability” to oversee public spending, said cabinet chief Fernando Zavala in a […]

New Education Minister to Continue Policies

New Education Minister to Continue Policies

President Kuczynski swore in his new Education minister, Marilu Martens, on Sunday afternoon at the government palace and vowed that his government’s education reform will continue. “We have to run, there’s no time to lose here,” the President said. Martens, the sixth woman in the Cabinet, has worked for many […]

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

Congress Takes Unconstitutional Step, Amends Budget Act

On Thursday evening, the Fujimorista majority in Congress voted to repeal an article in the 2016 Budget Act, to allow regional and local governments to amend or reassign their budgets. However, the Congress has overstepped its constitutional powers by voting on this law, according to Finance minister Alfredo Thorne. Article […]