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Peru’s PM resigns days after assuming post

The prime minister reportedly plans to sue those who had been spreading domestic violence allegations against him.

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Buenos Aires: Peruvian Prime Minister Hector Valer Pinto has submitted a request for resignation to President Pedro Castillo days after assuming the post, amid allegations of domestic violence, media report.

“I have come to tell you that I accept defeat,” Pinto was quoted as saying by the Peruvian RPP radio on Saturday, explaining that allegations of him being an abuser, spread by the media, are all based on false facts.

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Pinto has submitted his resignation request to President Castillo, according to RPP. The prime minister reportedly plans to sue those who had been spreading domestic violence allegations against him. Pinto became Peru’s new prime minister on February 1.

The day after he assumed the post, media reports emerged that there were corruption allegations against him and that he was reported for domestic violence in 2016, by his wife and daughter. Pinto has denied all the allegations.

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said on Friday that he had decided to recompose the cabinet, without specifically mentioning Pinto. 

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