Castillo is recognized as supreme chief of the Armed Forces and Police in Peru
Peru’s president was recognized by the Armed Forces and the National Police as its supreme chief, a day after the president appointed a new military leadership.
Peru begins a new political era. In a ceremony held at the Government Palace, President Pedro Castillo received the supreme command stick, a symbol of the country’s authority.
In his speech, Castillo highlighted the role of the military in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He also called on the Armed Forces to support the fight against inequalities, poverty, as well as social injustice.
In this ceremony, which was attended by the new generals and commanders of the Army appointed by Castillo, the leftist president took the opportunity to invoke the unity of the Armed Forces and police.
The military’s support for Castillo comes after several senior retired Navy officers led a movement of retired military officers to ask the Armed Forces not to recognize Castillo as president, which in practice would have been a coup. .