LIMA ( Associated Press) – Dina Boluarte was sworn into parliament Wednesday as Peru’s first female president in 200 years of the republic and called on all political leaders to lead the South American country out of a protracted crisis and “uproot” the country’s cancer. called for a truce between the groups. Corruption
The 60-year-old lawyer replaced Pedro Castillo who was sacked for “permanent moral turpitude”. After trying to shut down Parliament in an act described as a “coup” by other public institutions and which was criticized by the United States.
Boluarte was Castillo’s vice president since taking office in July 2021 and held the position of Minister of Development and Social Inclusion until about two weeks ago.
It lacks a supporting bench in Parliament. In January he was expelled from the Marxist Peru Libre party with which Pedro Castillo came to power. He confirmed that he removed it because he did not share the views of the secretary general, neurosurgeon Vladimir Ceron.
The new president is fluent in Quechua and Spanish, and like Castillo, he has no experience in political office. He has served as an official of the National Identity Registry from 2007 to 2021.
In his first speech with the Presidential Band, he said that he was born in Chalhuanca, a town in the Andes, southeast of the Apurímec region. “I am from the deep country, I was born and grew up in a small town in Peru, I am the last daughter of a large family, a family that lived in uncertainty and grew up with the appreciation of my parents, ” He said.
As a result, he affirmed that his government was “committed to fighting so that no one, the excluded, the outsiders, has opportunities and access that have historically been denied.”
After parliament was sworn in, Boluaarte, dressed in a tailored cream suit, arrived at the presidential palace and spoke briefly in public with her security guards, asking them to maintain an atmosphere of trust.
Peru’s new president must complete Castillo’s term by July 28, 2026.
“I have watched with disgust how the press and the judicial bodies have reported shameful acts of robbery against the money of all Peruvians,” he said in his opening speech to parliament, in front of legislators who were dismissed shortly before. went.
Peru’s first female president indicated that Castillo had attempted “a coup d’état” that “did not find resonance in the institutions of democracy and in the streets.” Earlier, he had rejected Castillo’s attempt to dissolve Congress, saying the decision exacerbated a “political and institutional crisis”. That Peruvian society must overcome by strictly following the law.”