Peru’s new president, Dina Boluarte, has announced a partial cabinet reshuffle, hours after legislators tentatively endorsed a plan to move elections forward in a bid to quell protests that began after the impeachment of Boluarte’s predecessor.
In a ceremony on Wednesday at the presidential palace, Boluarte named lawyer Alberto Otarola as Peru’s new prime minister. She also announced new defence and interior ministers.
Alex Contreras was kept on as economy minister, and Oscar Vera will stay on as the minister of energy and mines.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima, Peru.
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