Peru's PM steps down after spat with finmin and first lady: source

LIMA Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:06pm EST

Peru's Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva attends a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

Peru's Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva attends a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos January 23, 2014.

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LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's prime minister Cesar Villanueva resigned following a spat with the finance minister and the first lady, setting the stage for President Ollanta Humala to replace his cabinet chief for the fifth time since assuming power in 2011, a government source said on Monday.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino, Writing by Mitra Taj; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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