Peruvian President Pedro Castillo dumped his prime minister Friday simply three days after appointing him, amid outrage over revelations he was accused of home violence in 2016.
“I’ve determined to recompose the cupboard,” the president mentioned, that means Prime Minister Hector Valer Pinto is out.
The leftist Castillo introduced the change in a short tv handle by which he didn’t point out Valer Pinto by identify.
The opposition and even some cupboard ministers had been up in arms about Valer Pinto’s continued presence within the authorities.
When the president names a brand new cupboard, it is going to be his fourth since taking energy six months in the past.
Valer Pinto, 62, first got here underneath strain Thursday when newspapers reported that in 2016 his spouse and university-age daughter reported him for home violence.
On Friday, earlier than the president pushed him out, the speaker of congress urged the prime minister to resign.
Three ministers additionally challenged him, with Overseas Minister Cesar Landa writing on Twitter that “public service requires officers freed from such accusations.”
Valer Pinto responded to the information experiences by denying he was an “abuser” and mentioned he was by no means convicted of home violence.
He insisted he would keep on in his job except congress handed a no confidence movement.
(Apart from the headline, this story has not been edited by BoardingFlight employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)