Peru: Francisco Sagasti becomes President of the Republic

Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti delivers his first Address to the Nation from Congress. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

17:05 | Lima, Nov. 17.

Congress Chairman Francisco R. Sagasti Hochhausler was sworn in as President of the Republic in a Parliament solemn session held on Tuesday afternoon.

Given that he has assumed the Presidency of the Republic, Parliament's First Vice Chairwoman Mirtha Vasquez has become Congress' main official.

At the beginning of the solemn session, attendees observed a minute of silence for Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado, the young citizens who died during the demonstrations held in Peru last weekend. It must be noted that their relatives were invited to today's ceremony.
The event was held at Parliament headquarters in Lima.


Francisco Rafael Sagasti Hochhausler is an industrial engineer, researcher, author of several books, and has served as a university professor.

He was born in Lima on October 10, 1944, and is 76 years old.

In March 2020, he assumed the post of Congressman of the Republic representing Lima with the Purple Party for the 2020-2021 term.

Previously, he held various positions in the public sector and also in multilateral organizations such as the World Bank.


Published: 11/17/2020
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