Cabinet of Peru

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The Cabinet of Peru (also called the Presidential Cabinet of Peru or the Council of Ministers) is made up of all the Ministers of State. This council is presided by the President of the Council of Ministers, a position likened to that of a prime minister. That position is directly appointed by the President of the Republic. The Prime Minister presides over the meetings of the Council (otherwise known as the Cabinet) unless the President of the Republic is present whereupon he presides.

FunctionsEdit

The Cabinet has, under the Constitution, the following main duties:

  1. Approve laws that the President submits to Congress
  2. Approve legislative decrees and also urgent decrees that President of the Republic dictates, as well as laws, decrees, and resolutions arranged by law
  3. To deliberate on subjects of public interest.

For the Cabinet to reach any agreement, the approving vote of the majority of its members is required.

MinistersEdit

Ministers of State are in charge of managing politics and the activities of various sectors that direct and manage public services. The requirements to be a Minister of State are to be Peruvian by birth, a citizen, and be at least 25 years of age.

The Ministers of State are appointed discretionally by the President of the Republic, in coordination with the Prime Minister. While individual cabinet members do not require to be confirmed by Congress, when a new Prime Minister is chosen, the entire cabinet is subjected to a Congressional "vote of confidence". Likewise, if the Prime Minister resigns his office, all members of the cabinet are constitutionally forced to resign.

In special situations, a Minister of State in charge of one sector can temporarily assume the role and responsibilities held by another Minister in case of illness, travel, or other absence of the latter. All actions by the President must be approved by the Minister of State in charge of the correspondent sector to be valid under Peruvian law.

Current CabinetEdit

Ministry Current minister Party Oath date
 

Presidency of the Council of Ministers
  Vicente Zeballos Independent 30 September 2019
 

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  Gustavo Meza-Cuadra Independent 3 October 2019
 

Ministry of Defense
  Walter Martos Independent 3 October 2019
 

Ministry of Economy and Finance
  María Antonieta Alva Independent 3 October 2019
 

Ministry of the Interior
  Gastón Rodríguez Limo Independent 24 April 2020
 

Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
  Fernando Castañeda Portocarrero Independent 13 February 2020
 

Ministry of Education
Martín Benavides Independent 13 February 2020
 

Ministry of Health
  Víctor Zamora Mesía Independent 20 March 2020
 

Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
  Jorge Montenegro Chavesta Independent 3 October 2019
 

Ministry of Labor and Promotion of Employment
  Sylvia Cáceres Independent 18 December 2018
Ministry of Production   Rocío Barrios Independent 11 March 2019
 

Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism
  Edgar Vásquez Independent 18 December 2018
 

Ministry of Energy and Mines
  Susana Vilca Independent 13 February 2020
 

Ministry of Transportation and Communications
Carlos Lozada Contreras Independent 13 February 2020
 

Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
  Rodolfo Yáñez Independent 3 October 2019
 

Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations
  Gloria Montenegro Figueroa Independent 11 March 2019
 

Ministry of Environment
  Fabiola Muñoz Independent 3 October 2019
 

Ministry of Culture
  Alejandro Neyra Independent 30 May 2020
 

Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
  Ariela Luna Independent 29 October 2019

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