Moves to enter into dialogue with FP

12 June 2016

With the final results announced, Kuczynski has moved rapidly to ratify those who will be in charge of his government’s economic policies. Alfredo Thorne, with a background in finance (he worked for many years for JP Morgan) will be the next minister of economy and finance. Julio Velarde, the current president of the Central Bank (BCRP) is to be kept in post. Clear signals, it would seem, of Kuczynski’s determination to keep the markets onside. Thorne has mentioned his intention to enter into a process of dialogue with FP on a policy package whose contents will be announced in a couple of weeks.

Among the first to visit Kuczynski on 10 June, following the announcement of the official result, was José Miguel Morales, the former president of Confiep, the businessmen’s main lobby organization. Leaders of the APRA party were not far behind.

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