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Peru Swears in Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as New President

Kuczynski has a long career in politics and is an Ivy-league graduate

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    Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski addresses Congress during his inauguration ceremony in Lima, Peru, on July 28, 2016. Kuczynski assumed Peru's presidency Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree — a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress and a resurgent left.

    After winning just over 50 percent of the vote, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will be sworn in on Thursday as Peru’s new president, NBC News reported. 

    Peru's economy has been on the rise and candidates like Kuczynski were pushing the country in a different direction, according to a recent Forbes article. PPK, as he's also known, promised that he would restore fiscal health and the country’s security. 

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    He has a long career in politics, having served as the Minister of Energy and Mines, Minister of Economy and Finance and most recently as Prime Minister. An Ivy-league graduate, PPK has a bachelors degree from the University of Oxford and a masters from Princeton, where he studied economics. 

    Kuczynski was born in Peru — his Polish-German father was an accomplished doctor noted for his research on health issues in South America.