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Peru's prime minister, entire Cabinet resign

New Cabinet to be sworn in later in the evening, say local media outlets

Sinan Doğan   | 07.10.2021
Peru's prime minister, entire Cabinet resign Peruvian President Pedro Castillo (R), Prime Minister Guido Bellido (L). ( Gerardo Marin - Anadolu Agency )

BOGOTA, Colombia

Peru’s Prime Minister Guido Bellido and the entire Cabinet have resigned, local media outlets reported late Wednesday. 

The reports cited President Pedro Castillo as confirming the development and noting that a new Cabinet will be sworn in later in the evening.

"Today I inform the country that we have accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Guido Bellido Ugarte, whom we thank for his services rendered," Castillo said in a surprise message broadcast on state television.

“I would like to inform you that the new Cabinet will be sworn in tonight," he added.

In his resignation letter, Bellido said: "After fulfilling all the duties related to the institution, I am irrevocably resigning from my position as Chairman of the Council of Ministers, as you requested."

The country's new Cabinet is expected to be sworn in at 8 p.m. local time Wednesday.

In Peru, Castillo, who won the presidential election, was sworn in at parliament on July 28.

*Writing by Merve Berker

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