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Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Islie: 8:43am On Apr 02
Six Peruvian cabinet ministers resigned Monday in a reshuffle that came amid a probe of how President Dina Boluarte obtained Rolex watches she has been seen wearing.

With Peru feasting on a scandal dubbed Rolexgate, Interior Minister Victor Torres was the first to step down, two days after police under his command raided and searched the home and office of the president.

Five other ministers resigned hours later. They held the posts of women’s issues, education, rural development, production, and foreign trade.

The government did not explain the resignations but they came two days before the new prime minister, Gustavo Adrianzen, and his cabinet were to go before congress to be sworn in, in a vote planned a month ago.

On Monday night, Boluarte swore in six new ministers to replace the ones who left.

Torres said after a cabinet meeting that he was stepping down for personal reasons.

But his departure was widely seen as punishment for the weekend raids targeting the president. He has also taken a lot of heat in congress over a sharp increase in street crime.

Torres said he coordinated his departure with Boluarte. “I am leaving because I asked the lady and she accepted,” Torres told reporters.

Peruvian politics is a turbulent world — the country has had six different presidents in the last eight years.

The latest drama erupted in mid-March when a news program revealed that Boluarte, who has a rock bottom approval rating, owns several expensive Rolex timepieces and it is not clear how she acquired them. She makes about $55,000 a year.

Boluarte, 61, has not cleared things up other than to say the watches are the fruit of a life of hard work.

She is now the target of a corruption probe to determine if she has enriched herself illegally since taking power in December 2022 and for failing to report the watches as part of her assets.

Boluarte is scheduled to give a formal statement to investigators on Friday and has been instructed to present any Rolex watches in her possession when she goes to that meeting.

None were found in the dramatic raids carried out Friday night into Saturday.

Boluarte came to power in December 2022 after then president Pedro Castillo tried to dissolve Congress and rule by decree, leading to his arrest and violent protests demanding she step down, and that fresh elections be held.

She is also facing a constitutional complaint over a crackdown on those protests which led to the deaths of more than 50 people.

If she is indicted in the Rolex case, a trial could not take place until after her term ends in July 2026 or she is impeached, according to the constitution.

Congress potentially could seek her dismissal on grounds of “moral incapacity,” but that would require the unlikely cooperation of the right-leaning groups that control the legislature — and are Boluarte’s main support — with their left-wing rivals.

AFP

https://punchng.com/six-ministers-resign-amid-peru-presidents-rolex-watches-probe/

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by CodeTemplar: 9:44am On Apr 02
Islie:

https://punchng.com/six-ministers-resign-amid-peru-presidents-rolex-watches-probe/
We are fond of using the phrase "in saner climes" in Nigeria. This is an example of saner climes. Even though Peru is still a struggling country, they resigned without dying in power because of few unexplained rolexes their average earning can't justify.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by ChizzyBuna(m): 10:17am On Apr 02
This is what you call a "Country"


Dear Peter Obi,
If you are reading this..
You be big fuuuul and I supported you 100% before

Back when you were doing campaign, I kept on begging and pleading for you to reduce the high number of your visits to Christian churches.
You can't be visiting churches 24/7 and expect Muslims to vote you.

If Peter obi was truly SMART
He would have gone to many mosque during campaign. Instead of going to Dunamis, and other churches..

Now the mumu has started going to every mosque in Nigeria donating food and more.
Something he should have done sinccccee

Instead the him dey go Vatican dey take picture with cardinal during campaign in 2022
And you expect Muslims to vote you??

Dey play
Now his eyes don open
If Peter obi toke my advice, he would have won that election.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by AllahOfBlood: 10:18am On Apr 02
cheesy


here in Nigeria: we die there

no retreat
no surrender




we grab it and run with it

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Zxcvbnmghtr: 10:18am On Apr 02
CodeTemplar:
We are fond of using the phrase "in saner climes" in Nigeria. This is an example of saner climes. Even though Peru is still a struggling country, they resigned without dying in power because of few unexplained rolexes their average earning can't justify.

Even the United States of America doesn't match up to their sanity. Kudos. I love this.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Passionate888: 10:18am On Apr 02
cheesy
Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Kasdat5(m): 10:18am On Apr 02
, make una come 9ja see wonders . Only Rolex watch ?

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Beremx(f): 10:18am On Apr 02
Na for Nigeria ministers wan resign? For where?

The Peru president should also resign. What nonsense

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Ebinpawo1: 10:19am On Apr 02
Ok
Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by OboOlora(f): 10:19am On Apr 02
All the rolex watches can't even buy Seyi ThiefBubu's Richard Mille watch.
But never mind, we are talking about Peru not Nigeria

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by phemmyjohnson: 10:20am On Apr 02
This is a country! When the white colonized us we didn’t learn this transparency from them! It was greed of our leaders that made sure they left! Billions are stolen daily ! No one resigns

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by lonelydora: 10:20am On Apr 02
Sane country.

Because of ordinary Rolex watch. Tinubu has a yacht. His son flies presidential jets to watch football

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by ChizzyBuna(m): 10:20am On Apr 02
Wow
Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by tuoyoojo(m): 10:20am On Apr 02
Because of watch people dey resign?!!!

That is impossible in a country that I know

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Mblingz(m): 10:20am On Apr 02
Shuuuu

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Ezekiel2122(m): 10:21am On Apr 02
CodeTemplar:
We are fond of using the phrase "in saner climes" in Nigeria. This is an example of saner climes. Even though Peru is still a struggling country, they resigned without dying in power because of few unexplained rolexes their average earning can't justify.
If you were the minister, will you resign??
We all know how to form Saint on social media... but real life is no go area

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Acidosis(m): 10:21am On Apr 02
Sane country with a good level of decency.


Over here, a jobless tout and son of a Minister or President changes wristwatches like tissue paper. One of them nearly killed himself with a 80 million Naira power bike - a jobless son of a fraudster! For context, 99.5% of Nigerians will never see 80 million in their account throughout their life.

...but when sane people try to oppose this recklessness, their ronu minimum wage bandits will come out in their numbers to defend and attack.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Bmaster(m): 10:22am On Apr 02
what a slap on our face.?
Same Rolex watches ministers are gifting their side chicks just for fun,E reach Peru's turn,Dem decide to lose their job for it grin






Meanwhile bleeped is the fucking mod that bans me in politics.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by payaseriy: 10:24am On Apr 02
I'm waiting for someone to mention Obi's name

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by 004gist: 10:25am On Apr 02
Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by michlins(m): 10:26am On Apr 02
People were accused of padding budget padding with thousands of Rolex and how did they react?

They turned it into tribal war and mobilized foot soldiers to push the agenda

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by slivertongue: 10:27am On Apr 02
if it were in NIGERIA they will stay put by deploying ethnic and religious sentiments

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by slivertongue: 10:28am On Apr 02
payaseriy:
I'm waiting for someone to mention Obi's name

God bless Peter Gregory Obi.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by MrSly(m): 10:29am On Apr 02
Lol, a probe because a president wore rolex. Hmmm. ln Nigeria, wives of presidents wore much costlier wrist watches and hand bags(Aisha)and it is too cheap and normal for them. In this tenth assembly the law makers would rather wear a president's cap and sing his anthem than probe such embezzlement. In Nigeria there is nothing like separation of power. It is only written in textbooks.

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by ZombieTAMER: 10:29am On Apr 02
undecided

In Nigeria

seyi Tinubu has 100 rolex watches

And those who hail and defend him are palliative bandits in real life

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by StraightGaay: 10:31am On Apr 02
ChizzyBuna:
This is what you call a "Country"

Anyways, I just want to tell Peter Obi something

Dear Peter Obi,
You be big fuuuul and I supported you 100%

Back when you were doing campaign, I kept on begging and pleading for you to reduce the high number of your visits to Christian churches.

If Peter obi was truly SMART
He would have gone to many mosque during campaign. Instead of going to Dunamis, and other churches..

Now the mumu has started going to every mosque in Nigeria donating food and more.
Something he should have done sinccccee

Instead the werey dey go Vatican dey take picture with cardinal during campaign
And you expect Muslims to vote you??

Dey play
Now his eyes don open
If Peter obi toke my advice, he would have won that election.

We learn every day, and your advice is duly noted. God bless the federal Republic of Nigeria.
Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by Sunnyski: 10:32am On Apr 02
In Peru Nigeria is Ghetto and to trump, Nigeria is a shithole.

Searching the office and house of the President... Come and try that in the ghetto (Nigeria).

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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by bassdow: 10:33am On Apr 02
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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by bassdow: 10:33am On Apr 02
Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by bassdow: 10:33am On Apr 02
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Re: Six Ministers Resign Amid Peru President’s Rolex Watches Probe by yesloaded: 10:34am On Apr 02
Here in Nigeria, you will see a local government chairman with no known business flaunting car collections worth over 500m with salary less than 10m per month

Senator flaunting cara collection with over 10billion naira with no known business

The most embarrassing part of it is the followers cheering them

May God help us

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