In a series of tweets, Alberto Fujimori openly sided for the first time with his son, Kenji, over his eldest daughter Keiko, the head of the Popular Force.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s approval rating fell to 34% in July from 39% in June, while his disapproval rating rose to 58% from 51% last month.
This is an apparent bid to placate the powerful opposition party in Peru led by Alberto Fujimori’s daughter.
The dismissal of Alfred Thorne after a financial scandal, deals a blow to the embattled President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski looking to revitalise Peru’s economy.
US wants Peru to provide more evidence of probable cause before ordering Toledo’s detention. The issue threatens to strain tensions between the US and Peru.
“This is very lamentable. He must straighten himself out and come back to Peru and answer what the investigators are going to ask him.”
Prosecutors in Peru are preparing to ask for the arrest of former President Toledo after evidence was found that links him to bribes distributed by Odebrecht
New governments were voted in, others struggled through crises, some economies recovered and one country inched closer to peace. Next year brings promise to some, stability to others and continued unrest elsewhere.
The gestures could help ease concerns over the possibility of increasing political instability in Kuczynski’s government.
“It is another process that unfortunately ends because of reasons of form and without a decision on the core issue,” Perez told reporters.
Kuczynski is currently facing the worst political crisis so far in his five-month old government as the opposition-controlled Congress prepares to oust his education minister.
Peru rebuked the UN Food and Agriculture Organization for hiring former first lady Nadine Heredia while she is a suspect in a money laundering inquiry.
Pacts signed between the police and mining companies are being scrutinised after a protester was killed during clashes between the two.
Venezuela’s UN representative Rafael Ramirez called Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s comments on Venezuela’s crisis “a gratuitous attack.”
Venezuelan Opposition leaders have planned a march on September 1 to demand electoral authorities permit the recall referendum to remove Maduro this year.
Inquiry opened earlier this year after the interior ministry sent a report on what it said may be a criminal ring with dozens of police officers involved in killings between 2012 and 2015,
Peru’s incoming cabinet under Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will have five women and several trained economists.
Kuczynski’s thin margin of victory – just tens of thousands of votes – and his party’s small presence in Congress give him one of the weakest mandates of any recent president in Peru.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has staged an upset over Keiko Fujimori, but the result underscores the defeat of Fujimorismo more than it does his victory.
Although most polling agencies say Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will likely be Peru’s next president, it is still too early to call the election as he only has a one percentage point lead over Keiko Fujimori at this time.
The election is being fought less on subjects like economic and foreign policy; the focus is the struggle between ‘Fujimorismo’ and a formless anti-Fujimorismo.
Fujimori, the 40-year-old daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori, was seen garnering 45.9% of votes, according to the poll published in a local newspaper.
Llosa’s new novel is impressive in its dexterity as it traces political themes and tells of troubled lives in Lima. But is it a great work?
Keiko has threatened to throw her brother out of her political party after he stoked fears that the family harbours dynastic intentions by saying he will run for president in 2021 if she loses this year.
Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will move on to the second round of Peru’s presidential election. Either would preserve Peru’s free-market model if elected.
Keiko Fujimori could lose the June 5 run-off because many voters opposed her father’s authoritarian rule in the 1990s and are likely to rally behind her rival.
Despite a mixed bag of candidates, Peru can expect continuity in broad economic policies regardless of who comes to power.
Who will Keiko Fujimori face in the second round – Wall Street favourite Pedro Pablo Kuczynski or leftist Veronika Mendoza?
Thousands of Peruvians marched against presidential front-runner Keiko Fujimori, forcing her to suspend campaign events ahead of Sunday’s elections.