Gov't confirms resignation of Peruvian PM
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The Peruvian government on Friday confirmed the resignation of Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva.

In a statement, the president's office said the prime minister "has presented his resignation letter to the President of the Republic".

It said that Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra "deeply appreciates the work carried out with commitment and dedication (by Villanueva) during his tenure."

This handout picture distributed by the Peruvian presidency's press office shows President Martin Vizcarra announcing on January 1, 2019 in Lima that he will submit a bill to Congress declaring the Public Prosecutor's Office in emergency. /VCG Photo‍

This handout picture distributed by the Peruvian presidency's press office shows President Martin Vizcarra announcing on January 1, 2019 in Lima that he will submit a bill to Congress declaring the Public Prosecutor's Office in emergency. /VCG Photo‍

Villanueva served as prime minister in 2013-2014 and became prime minister for a second time in 2018.

A new prime minister has not yet been chosen but two government sources who asked not to be named told Reuters that Justice Minister Vicente Zeballos was under consideration for the position.

Vizcarra will likely make several cabinet changes to revamp his team and shore up slipping support, the sources said.

Source(s): Reuters ,Xinhua News Agency