Following the appointment of the new President of the Council of Ministers, Pedro Cateriano, in the Government Palace, the head of state took the oath of office for the new cabinet of ministers to serve in various portfolios from now on. Among them are Mario Lopez Chavarri (External Relations), Jorge Eduardo Montoya (Interior), Ana Neyra Zegarra (Justice and Human Rights), Pilar Mazzeti Soler (Health), Martin Ruggiero Garzon (Work and Promotion of Employment), José Antonio Salardi Rodriguez (Production), Carlos Lozada (Housing) and Roció Barrios who leaves the Production portfolio to move to Foreign Trade.
Among the new members of the ministerial cabinet, the new participation of the head of the Covid-19 Operations Command, Pilar Mazeti Soler, who was previously replaced by Víctor Zamora for said portfolio, stands out. The new minister is a medical surgeon in the specialty of Neurology and Training in Neurogenetics at UNMSM, among other positions.
On the other hand, there is Mario López as Minister of Foreign Relations, who has a degree in letters from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with studies in Law, a Postgraduate Degree in Management and Control of Public Policies and a Master’s Degree in National Defense. The Lieutenant General of the Peruvian Air Force, Jorge Montoya, was also sworn in as the new Minister of the Interior, who is also a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Ana Neyra Zegarra is also for the Justice and Human Rights portfolio, who is a lawyer from the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, with a master’s degree in Jurisdictional Policy. Martin Ruggiero Garzon as new Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion, who is a lawyer from the University of Lima, has also collaborated in specialized magazines and articles on informality in Peru and Covid-19.
Carlos Lozada also appears for the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation; while Carlos Estremadoyro as head of the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
Finally, there are José Antonio Salardi Rodrigues for the Production portfolio, he is a master in Business Administration from the University of Llelda in Spain and served as an advisor to the Ministerial Office of the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation. In this sense, Minister Roció Barrios leaves the Production portfolio to move to Foreign Trade.
It should be noted that the President of Congress, Manuel Merino, congratulated the new President of the Council of Ministers, Pedro Cateriano, and assured that there will be more dialogues between the Executive and the Legislative.