Peru's President: I will not rule from Government Palace

Photo: ANDINA/Carla Patiño

Photo: ANDINA/Carla Patiño

14:46 | Lima, Jul. 28.

The new President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Wednesday announced that he will not exercise duties from the Lima-based Government Palace —the seat of the Executive Branch also known as the Casa de Pizarro (Conqueror Francisco Pizarro's Home).

"We have to break up with the colonial symbols to end the ties of domination that have been in force for so many years," he expressed.

According to the Head of State, he will cede the Government Palace to the future Ministry of Cultures for it to be used as a museum that shows the national history from its origins.

The top official also affirmed that the challenges faced by the nation are tough.

"Therefore, all Peruvians are needed (...). We must put aside ideological differences," he pointed out.

During his swearing in, the Head of State mentioned native peoples, teachers, professionals, children, and women.

"I swear by the peoples of Peru, by a country without corruption and a new Constitution," he emphasized on the occasion. 


Published: 7/28/2021
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