Peru president names fifth PM, keeps finance minister in Cabinet shuffle
Published on Feb 25, 2014 10:19 AM
LIMA (REUTERS) - Peru's President Ollanta Humala named his housing minister as his fifth prime minister on Monday in a Cabinet shuffle that reappointed his widely respected finance but replaced his energy and mines minister.
Finance Minister Luis Miguel Castilla had tendered his resignation to Humala - three government sources said earlier on Monday - following a dispute with outgoing Cabinet chief Cesar Villanueva over a potential increase to the minimum wage.
Humala replaced Energy and Mines minister Jorge Merino with Eleodoro Mayorga Alba, a former petroleum economist at the World Bank, in a televised ceremony.
Humala chose Housing Minister Rene Cornejo, the former head of the state investment promotion agency Proinversion, to lead his new Cabinet.
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