Lima (Peru), August 5: Peruvian President Pedro Castillo on Thursday 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," Castillo said.
Castillo said he would name a new prime minister later in the day and swear in the new cabinet on Friday. It would be the fifth time the president 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 university.