Jorge Del Castillo

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Jorge del Castillo
Political General Secretary of the Peruvian Aprista Party
In office
10 March 2010 – 10 March 2014
Preceded by Vacant
Succeeded by TBD
In office
December 1999 – July 2006
Preceded by Luis Alva Castro
Succeeded by TBD
Prime Minister of Peru
In office
28 July 2006 – 14 October 2008
President Alan García
Preceded by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski
Succeeded by Yehude Simon
Member of Congress
Constituency Lima
Member of the Chamber of Deputies
In office
26 July 1990 – 5 April 1992
Constituency Lima
Mayor of Lima
In office
1 January 1987 – 1 January 1990
Preceded by Alfonso Barrantes
Succeeded by Ricardo Belmont
Mayor of Barranco
In office
1 January 1984 – 1 January 1987
Preceded by Nicomedes Montalván Prado
Succeeded by Pedro Allemant Centeno
District Councilman of Barranco
In office
1 January 1981 – 1 January 1984
Personal details
Born (1950-07-02) 2 July 1950 (age 64)
Lima, Peru
Political party Peruvian Aprista Party
Alma mater National University of San Marcos
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
Religion Roman Catholic

Jorge Alfonso Alejandro del Castillo Gálvez (born July 2, 1950) 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.


Born at Lima, Jorge Del Castillo studied law at the National University of San Marcos 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 Aprista President Alan García 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 President Alberto Fujimori dissolved the opposition controlled Congress, Del Castillo helped APRA leader Alan García find refuge in Colombia.

Del Castillo did not return to politics until 1995 when he was elected to Congress representing Lima. He won re-election to Congress in 2000, 2001, and 2006. In 1999, he became the Secretary-General of the APRA and was confirmed to the position in 2004. He represents the APRA before the Organization of American States.

His cabinet resigned on 10 October 2008 following an oil scandal.[1]

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