Jorge Del Castillo
|Jorge del Castillo|
|Prime Minister of Peru|
28 July 2006 – 14 October 2008
|Preceded by||Pedro Pablo Kuczynski|
|Succeeded by||Yehude Simon|
|Member of Congress|
26 July 1995 – 26 July 2011
|Member of the Chamber of Deputies|
26 July 1990 – 5 April 1992
|Mayor of Lima|
1 January 1987 – 1 January 1990
|Preceded by||Alfonso Barrantes|
|Succeeded by||Ricardo Belmont|
|Mayor of Barranco|
1 January 1984 – 1 January 1987
|Preceded by||Nicomedes Montalván Prado|
|Succeeded by||Pedro Allemant Centeno|
|Alderman of Barranco|
1 January 1981 – 1 January 1984
2 July 1950 |
|Political party||Peruvian Aprista Party|
|Alma mater||National University of San Marcos
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru
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.