Lima: Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has called on the country’s political parties to help his government form a new “broad-based” cabinet, following the resignation of Anibal Torres as Prime Minister.
“I am opening up this space to other political parties so we can once and for all form a broad-based cabinet to work for Peru,” Xinhua news agency quoted Castillo as saying.
The President said he would name a new Prime Minister and swear in the new cabinet on Friday.
It would be the fifth time that Castillo has appointed a new cabinet since he took office on July 28, 2021.
Torres announced his resignation on Wednesday, saying that for “personal reasons” he planned to return to teaching at a university.