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President To Make Further Cabinet Changes Following PM Departure

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  • To recap, Prime Minister Alberto Otarola said on Tuesday he had tendered his resignation after an audio recording came out over the weekend purporting to be of the official attempting to improperly influence government contracts. - RTRS
  • Otarola had previously denied committing any crimes after the recording was made public. He told media the recording was made in 2021, when he was not a government official, and was manipulated and edited as part of a conspiracy by his political opponents.
  • Earlier on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Javier Gonzalez-Olaechea announced that President Boluarte would make further cabinet changes as part of a "relaunch of the government's general policy." This would follow the head of the economy ministry being adjusted in February.
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  • To recap, Prime Minister Alberto Otarola said on Tuesday he had tendered his resignation after an audio recording came out over the weekend purporting to be of the official attempting to improperly influence government contracts. - RTRS
  • Otarola had previously denied committing any crimes after the recording was made public. He told media the recording was made in 2021, when he was not a government official, and was manipulated and edited as part of a conspiracy by his political opponents.
  • Earlier on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Javier Gonzalez-Olaechea announced that President Boluarte would make further cabinet changes as part of a "relaunch of the government's general policy." This would follow the head of the economy ministry being adjusted in February.