Peru soon-to-be PM: Gov't to be in contact with the population

Legislador César Villanueva. Difusión

Legislador César Villanueva. Difusión

14:21 | Lima, Apr. 2.

President Martin Vizcarra's administration will be characterized for being in permanent contact with the population instead of merely staying at offices, appointed Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva affirmed Monday.

According to the also lawmaker, President Vizcarra's administration will dialogue and listen to all sectors of the country.

"We will be a government that speaks, dialogues, and listens [to the people]. We will be with the population, not at the desks," he told Exitosa radio.

As is known, Villanueva will take oath as new Prime Minister this afternoon, thus replacing Mercedes Araoz.

It must be noted this would be the second time Villanueva assumes this position. He served as head of the Ministerial Cabinet —from October 2013 to February 2014— during ex-President Ollanta Humala's administration.

Via Twitter, the official underlined the Government will maintain a constant dialogue with citizens.

"We are going to travel very often (…)," he added.

Villanueva also asked the entire population for national unity, without distinction of political colors or any other type.

Mr. Vizcarra took office on March 23, after his predecessor Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned in the face of a second impeachment vote and amid political crisis.


Published: 4/2/2018
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