Cabinet of Peru
FormationAugust 3, 1821
(201 years ago)
 (1821-08-03)
Legal statusActive
PurposeAdvisory body to the president of Peru
Location
Pedro Castillo
Aníbal Torres
Websitewww.gob.pe

The Cabinet of Peru (also called the Presidential Cabinet of Peru or the Council of Ministers) is composed of all the Ministers of State. The cabinet is presided by the President of the Council of Ministers, a position likened to that of a prime minister. The Prime Minister presides over the meetings of the Council of Ministers, unless the President of the Republic is present.

Functions

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.

Ministers

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 appointed, the entire cabinet is subjected to a Congressional "vote of confidence". Likewise, if the Prime Minister resigns from 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 Cabinet

Ministry Current minister Party Assumed office
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Presidency of the Council of Ministers
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Aníbal Torres indep. 8 February 2022
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs
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Miguel Rodríguez Mackay indep. 5 August 2022
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Ministry of Defense
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Richard Tineo indep. 24 August 2022
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Ministry of Economy and Finance
Kurt Burneo indep. 5 August 2022
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Ministry of the Interior
Willy Huerta indep. 19 July 2022
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Ministry of Justice and Human Rights
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Félix Chero JPP 19 March 2022
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Ministry of Education
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Rosendo Serna indep. 28 December 2021
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Ministry of Health
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Jorge Antonio López indep. 7 April 2022
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Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation
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Andrés Alencastre indep. 7 June 2022
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Ministry of Labor and Promotion of Employment
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Alejandro Salas indep. 5 August 2022
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Ministry of Production
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Jorge Luis Prado indep. 17 November 2021
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Ministry of Foreign Commerce and Tourism
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Roberto Sánchez JPP 29 July 2021
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Ministry of Energy and Mines
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Alessandra Herrera indep. 22 May 2022
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Ministry of Transportation and Communications
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Geiner Alvarado indep. 5 August 2022
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Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation
César Paniagua indep. 5 August 2022
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Ministry of Women and Vulnerable Populations
Claudia Dávila indep. 24 August 2022
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Ministry of the Environment
Wilbert Rozas indep. 24 August 2022
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Ministry of Culture
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Betssy Chávez indep. 5 August 2022
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Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion
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Dina Boluarte indep. 29 July 2021