New Ombudsman – Beatriz Merino


Beatriz Merino, ex president of the Cabinet, yesterday won the election to become the new ombudsman – “Defensoría del Pueblo" in Peru with 92 votes, 2 against and 1 abstention in the Congress.

Merino, who now is in Washington declared to the press that she will return to Lima as soon as possible to assume her new position and to work hard for the people in need. She also declared that a consensus from Congress to elect the correct person is necessary for an institution such as the “Defensoría del Pueblo”.