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Peru’s president reshuffles cabinet again amid political crisis
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Peru’s president reshuffles cabinet again amid political crisis

LIMA, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announced an updated cabinet on Friday, including leadership changes to six ministries, as his embattled administration engages in wide-ranging conflicts with its political opposition.Among the new members of the leftist president's 18-member cabinet is Oliverio Muñoz, appointed as energy and mining minister for the major copper-producing nation.Castillo also reappointed Finance Minister Kurt Burneo.The shakeup follows Castillo's decision earlier on Friday to name Betssy Chavez, a close ally, as his new prime minister in an escalating political drama over the makeup of his cabinet and a possible no confidence vote.Peruvian opposition lawmakers have said that President Castillo's appointment of a new prime minister was part of a ...