The new President addressed the Congress after his swearing saying that he will defend the independence of the democratic institutions.
Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo swore this afternoon to the post of President of the Republic of Peru before the full Congress after the resignation of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), presented last Wednesday, to the aforementioned position.
The now ex-first vice-president and ambassador of Peru to Canada arrived early morning this Friday, at approximately 12:47 am, at the Jorge Chávez International Airport from Toronto on an Air Canada flight.
“We are responding to the responsibility that we all have with the country. Faith and optimism, Peru can always move forward,” Martín Vizcarra told reporters at dawn on arriving at his home in Lima’s San Isidro district, according to El Comercio.
Before arriving at the Congress, Martín Vizcarra was condecorated by Foreign Minister Cayetana Aljovín. He received the “Great Necklace” of the Order “The Sun of Peru” and the Order “Al Merit for Distinguished Services” in the grade of “Grand Special Cross”.
This award was granted for having served as the Peruvian ambassador to Canada, a position he held until last Thursday, day in which he also turned 55 years old, said El Comercio.
He addressed the Congress after his swearing saying that he will defend the independence of the democratic institutions.