President Tina Poluarte will be sworn in as the new interior minister on Tuesday, Cabinet chief Alberto Otorola announced. This will happen after six days Republican Congress will censor Now to the former head of the department, Vicente Romero.
Without naming names, the prime minister said he would be a “highly skilled, knowledgeable public safety expert.”
After the meeting of the Council of Ministers, he said the new cabinet member will be tasked with implementing the administration’s decisions on immigration issues, arresting gang leaders and a more specific vision on fighting. Against drug trafficking.
On Wednesday afternoon the 15th, a majority of parliament members voted to impeach Romero. He resigned from his post on Friday the 17th. According to Congressional rules, the President had 72 hours to formally accept his minister’s resignation.
The next day, Saturday the 18th, Boulwart returned from the United States, where he held proceedings as part of the APEC Leaders’ Summit, and that was the day the resolution accepting Romero’s resignation was issued.