Jorge Del Castillo

Peruvian Prime Minister

Jorge Alfonso Alejandro Del Castillo Gálvez (born 2 July 1950) is a Peruvian lawyer and politician. In his career, he has served in the now abolished Peruvian Chamber of Deputies between 1990 and 1992, in the unicameral Congress of the Republic for six non-consecutive terms, between 1995 and 2011 and again from 2016 to 2019, five of which are consecutive terms, and as Mayor of Lima and the District of Barranco during the 1980s.

Jorge Del Castillo
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Member of Congress
In office
July 26, 2016 – September 30, 2019
ConstituencyLima
In office
July 26, 2001 – July 26, 2011
ConstituencyLima
In office
July 26, 1995 – July 26, 2001
ConstituencyNational
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
July 28, 2006 – October 14, 2008
PresidentAlan García
Preceded byPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Succeeded byYehude Simon
Political Secretary General of the Peruvian Aprista Party
In office
June 7, 2004 – July 8, 2017
PresidentAlan García
Preceded byOffice established (Himself as the sole Secretary General)
Succeeded byBenigno Chirinos
Secretary General of the Peruvian Aprista Party
In office
December 1, 1999 – June 7, 2004
Preceded byLuis Alva Castro
Succeeded byOffice divided (Himself with Mauricio Mulder)
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
July 26, 1990 – April 5, 1992
ConstituencyLima
Mayor of Lima
In office
January 1, 1987 – December 31, 1989
Preceded byAlfonso Barrantes
Succeeded byRicardo Belmont
Mayor of Barranco
In office
January 1, 1984 – December 31, 1986
Preceded byNicomedes Montalván Prado
Succeeded byPedro Allemant Centeno
District Councilman of Barranco
In office
January 1, 1981 – December 31, 1983
Personal details
Born
Jorge Alfonso Alejandro Del Castillo Gálvez

(1950-07-02) 2 July 1950 (age 71)
Lima, Peru
Nationality Peruvian
Political partyPeruvian Aprista Party
Spouse(s)Carmen Haas Pelosi
Children4
Alma materNational University of San Marcos (LLB)
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (LLM)
OccupationPolitician
ProfessionLawyer

An adept negotiator, he is also a prominent member of the Peruvian Aprista Party, serving in two occasions as the party's Secretary-General. As the right-hand man to the late former President Alan García, he served as his defense attorney during the first corruption and illicit enrichment allegations made in his first post-presidency, and finally as his first Prime Minister in his second presidency. After the "Petroaudios" scandal revealed Del Castillo's involvement, he tendered his resignation with the whole cabinet on October 10, 2008, to President Alan García, marking his political downfall.[1]

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