Peru president taps OAS representative as new prime minister

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Adds details on resignation of former prime minister, confirmation of current cabinet in their roles

LIMA, March 6 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Dina Boluarte named the country's representative to the Organization of American States (OAS), Gustavo Adrianzen, as the new prime minister on Wednesday, a day after the prior prime minister stepped down amid corruption accusations.

Former prime minister Alberto Otarola resigned after a local TV station releasedan audio recordingwhere he can be heard attempting to influence the awarding of government work contracts, which critics slammed as illegal.

Otarola has denied wrongdoing.

Boluarte confirmed the rest of her current cabinet in their roles, including economy minister Jose Arista and energy and mines minister Romulo Mucho.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Editing by Franklin Paul)

((Kylie.Madry@thomsonreuters.com;))

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