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Peru: Energy Min reveals names of those who offered him position in 'transitory cabinet'

Peruvian Energy and Mines Minister Miguel Inchaustegui. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

Peruvian Energy and Mines Minister Miguel Inchaustegui. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

17:34 | Lima, Sep. 16.

Energy and Mines Minister Miguel Inchaustegui on Wednesday revealed the names of the two people close to Accion Popular (Popular Action) party, who had asked him to become part of a "transitory Cabinet."


As he denounced, they are Santiago Arancibia Ortega and Daniel Huarcaya Clemente, who sent him two "intimidating messages" on September 11 —the day on which Congress approved to debate an impeachment motion against President Martin Vizcarra.

Inchaustegui informed the Council of Minsters about those messages on September 12.

"We must be aware that Popular Action is a party which has a democratic tradition, and I'm sure that what has happened to me does not represent the party," he said.

The government official called on citizens to turn the page and seek unity, putting democratic values ahead in order to join efforts aimed at defeating the COVID-19 pandemic and creating jobs.

Last Monday, Inchaustegui reported that —in a first message— he was ordered to reflect on the memory of his father and to evaluate the situation "in order to make the best decision."


In the second message, he was told "not to worry" because there would be a transitional cabinet and that he would be part of that ministerial team, precisely because his father was a member of that party.


Remarks were made during a meeting with representatives of the Association of Municipalities of Peru (AMPE), the Network of Urban and Rural Municipalities of Peru (Remurpe) and the National Assembly of Regional Governments (ANGR).

The event took place at Lima Convention Center.

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Publicado: 16/9/2020
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