Peru’s Prime Minister Anibal Torres resigned on Wednesday, becoming the fourth to step down in a year under embattled President Pedro Castillo.
In a letter sent to Castillo, who has survived two impeachment votes in 12 months and is the target of five criminal investigations, Torres said he was stepping down “for personal reasons.”
Torres revealed on Twitter a copy of the letter, in which he wished Castillo success.
His resignation will trigger an automatic cabinet reshuffle.
Torres, 79, first served as Castillo’s justice minister, and then took over the prime ministerial portfolio in February after three previous prime ministers had come and gone.
The country has had seven interior ministers since Castillo took over in July 2021 — a high turnover even for a country that is no stranger to political upheaval.