The Congress of Peru has placed its trust in the government, led by retired General Walter Martos, who took over the post of Prime Minister after MPs voted against the previous cabinet led by Pedro Cateriano.
The new team won 115 votes in favor, five against and four abstentions at the end of a long debate in which the former defense secretary wanted to appeal for unity between Congress and the government that had faced each other last year.
The voting result was the cheapest for an executive since the arrival of President Martín Vizcarra and, according to the Peruvian newspaper ‘El Comercio’, the second highest in two decades. The popular action and the Alliance for Progress voted in favor, while the Broad Front voted against.
“People need us to work together,” said Martos, assuring that there is a “noise” in public for this collaboration. The prime minister has asked his team to meet with all congressmen between this week and next week to hear suggestions, the RPP station said.