Prime Minister of Peru

Head of government of Peru

The President of the Council of Ministers of Peru, informally called "Premier" (form of address) or "Prime Minister", is in charge of the Council of Ministers, and is appointed by the President, but must be approved by the Congress as with all members of the Council.

President of the Council of Ministers of Peru
Presidente del Consejo
de Ministros del Perú
Alberto Otárola

since 21 December 2022
Cabinet of Peru
StyleHis/Her Excellency
StatusHead of government (de facto)
Member ofCongress
AppointerPresident of Peru
Term lengthFive years
Inaugural holderJuan Manuel del Mar Bernedo
FormationDecember 1856
SalaryS/ 30,000

The Prime Minister of Peru is, however, not the head of government, since in Peru the President is the one who serves as the head of government. Peru is one of the few countries in Latin America that has a Prime Minister.

The current prime minister is Alberto Otárola since 2022.

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