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Jorge Del Castillo

Jorge Alfonso Alejandro Del Castillo Galvez is a Peruvian lawyer and politician. He was the Prime Minister of Peru. He is also a member and current Secretary-General of the Peruvian Aprista Party. In his career he has served in the now abolished Peruvian Chamber of Deputies, in the Peruvian Congress of the Republic, and as mayor of Lima and Barranco.

Jorge Del Castillo studied law at the National University of San Marcos in Lima, Peru from 1968 to 1974. Between 1993 and 1994 Del Castillo studied Constitutional Law at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

Del Castillo served as mayor of Barranco Ward, Lima from 1984 to 1986. In 1985 he was appointed by then Aprista President Alan Garcia as prefect (appointed state governor) of Lima. In 1987 he was elected as mayor of Metropolitan Lima County running as a member of the Peruvian Aprista Party and served as mayor until 1989. In 1992 when then President Alberto Fujimori dissolved the opposition controlled Congress, Del Castillo helped APRA leader Alan Garcia find refuge in Colombia.

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