Peru: Martin Vizcarra officially becomes President of the Republic

ANDINA/Andrés Valle

13:12 | Lima, Mar. 23.

Martin Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo on Friday was officially named President of the Republic of Peru for the 2018-2021 term.

The 55-year-old engineer —who replaces Ex-Head of State Pedro Pablo Kuczynski— was sworn in by Congress Chairman Luis Galarreta, who granted him the presidential sash.

The high-ranking government official arrived at Congress facilities at 1:00 PM. Previously, the former Ambassador to Canada left his home in Lima's San Isidro district and was driven to Torre Tagle Palace facilities.

Corresponding swearing-in ceremony sees the presence of Congress members, diplomatic corps officials, and other dignitaries. 


Published: 3/23/2018
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