The new members of the reshuffled cabinet include Gustavo Meza-Cuadra who will serve as Foreign Affairs Minister, and Maria Antonieta Alva, Peru’s new Economy and Finance Minister.
President Martin Vizcarra swore in new members of his Ministerial Cabinet on Thursday, October 4. More than half of the cabinet, comprised of 19 ministers, resigned on Monday, September 30 after the vote of confidence loss. The cabinet is led by Prime Minister Vicente Zeballos, who was sworn in Monday evening. He replaces Salvador del Solar.
Gustavo Meza-Cuadra was sworn in as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, took to his twitter account to congratulate the appointee. Meza-Cuadra’s diplomatic career spans 35 years. Since 2013 he served as Permanent Representative of Peru to the United Nations. He also presided over the UN Security Council in April 2018 and June 2019.
34-year old Maria Antonieta Alva is Peru’s new Economy and Finance Minister. Alva holds a Master’s degree from Harvard and in 2017 she was appointed Public Budget General Director in the ministry she now presides.
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