The leftist former military officer Ollanta Humala, was sworn in today as the new president of Peru for the next five years.
Humala, 49, with no experience in public charges, is challenging to maintain and increase the economic power that this country has reached in the last decade throughout Latin America while executing his plan for social inclusion.
The incoming president will have a cabinet made up of rightist people on the economy and leftist people in the political field, which has soothed the minds of the Peruvian population.
This possession was attended by presidents of Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay, Hugo Chávez, Venezuelan president, apologized for his absence due to his cancer treatment in Cuba.
Before a full Congress, both president Humala and his vice presidents pledged by the 1979 Constitution, not the current one in force since 1993. (BG)
Source: El Universo Newspaper