Pedro Cateriano Bellido appointed as 7th Prime Minister of Peru [ Current Affairs ]


Pedro Cateriano Bellido was appointed as the 7th Prime Minister of Peru on and he was appointed by the President Ollanta Humala in a ceremony held at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru. Pedro Cateriano Bellido succeeds Ana Jara, who was resigned on 30 March 2015 after losing the vote of confidence in Congress. She was sacked by Peruvian Congress amid allegations of spying and corruption.

  • Lawyer Pedro Cateriano Bellido was 56 years old lawyer at the time of appointment and he was serving as Defence Minister of Peru. He was serving as Peru’s Defence Minister since July 2012.
  • Bellido served as deputy Justice Minister and from 1990 to 1992 he was a member of the Parliament of Peru from 2001 to 2002.
  • A lawyer by profession with specialisation in Constitutional Law, he served as an agent of the Peruvian State to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in the Chavin de Huantar case in 2012.

- Published on: April 8, 2015