Peru’s Garcia comments on new ministers


Alan García (Photo: Andina )

President Alan García has stated that Ollanta Humala’s cabinet appointments are “reasonably balanced.”

After declining to comment on the issue the day of the announcement, García has said that the new ministers are "reasonably balanced, and understand the need to reassure international and domestic investors, so that investment and employment continues to grow.”

In an article published in Andina, García singled out the nomination of Salomon Lerner Ghitis as Prime Minister, and said that his role as an entrepreneur gives him a realistic view of public administration. García added that Lerner’s work at Transparencía, places him on the democratic side of the country.

García also commented on the appointment of Rafael Roncagliolo, a sociologist and journalist, as new Foreign Minister, by emphasizing Roncagliolo’s skills and experience in the National Accord’s forum.

García will leave office on July 28th, when the new administration of President-elect Ollanta Humala takes office.