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Meet Peru's new Prime Minister Antero Flores-Araoz

Prime Minister Antero Flores-Araoz. Photo: ANDINA

Prime Minister Antero Flores-Araoz. Photo: ANDINA

13:52 | Lima, Nov. 11.

Antero Flores-Araoz has become the new Prime Minister of Peru under President Merino's administration. Get to know the recently sworn-in Cabinet chief.

The 78-year-old lawyer and politician —born in 1942— began his political career in the 1990s, when he was elected as member of Parliament for Lima with Fredemo —the electoral alliance formed by Accion Popular (AP), Partido Popular Cristiano (PPC), and Movimiento Libertad parties.

His parliamentary mandate was interrupted in 1992 by the dissolution of Congress carried out by then-President Alberto Fujimori.

A year later, Flores-Araoz was elected as constituent parliamentarian with PPC to join the Democratic Constituent Congress (CCD), which drafted the 1993 Constitution.

Since then, he has been a member of Parliament for several periods until 2006 and served as Congress Chairman in the 2004-2005 period.

Between 2007 and 2009, he assumed the portfolio of the Ministry of Defense under the Government of Alan García.

OAS

In 2007, he was appointed Permanent Representative of Peru to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Later, he formed the Orden party to run for President of the Republic in the 2016 elections.

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Published: 11/11/2020
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