Peru's Kuczynski to name economic consultant as mines minister

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Posted: Jul 12, 2016 9:43 PM

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will appoint Gonzalo Tamayo, a leading economist for local consulting firm Macroconsult, as his energy and mines ministry in his first cabinet, a source said on Tuesday.

Kuczynski has also chosen Elsa Galarza, an economist and the head of the research unit at Lima's University of the Pacific, as his environment minister, the source and another source who also spoke on condition of anonymity said.

(Reporting by Mitra Taj; Editing by Sandra Maler)