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Walter Martos sworn in as new Prime Minister of Peru

11:15 | Lima, Aug. 6.

Walter Roger Martos Ruiz on Thursday was sworn in as the new Prime Minister of Peru to replace Pedro Cateriano.

The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Government Palace in Lima.

Led by Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra, the act sees the presence of members of the outgoing Cabinet.

The new President of the Council of Ministers had served as Defense Minister and is a retired Army General.

He graduated in Military Sciences from the Chorrillos Military School and holds Master's Degrees in Military Sciences as well as in Strategic Planning and Decision Making from the Army's Superior War College.

Mr. Martos has a Master's degree in Management and Development with special mention in Business Management and Administration and a PhD in Management and Development from the Army's Scientific and Technological Institute.

Furthermore, he served as the Army Chief of Staff and the Armed Forces Chief of Staff.


The Cabinet received 37 votes in favor, 54 against, and 34 abstentions at the end of the plenary session, which began on Monday morning and was concluded early Tuesday morning.

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Published: 8/6/2020
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