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Peru's president 'fit' for office

Friday, August 05, 2016 - 00:47

Newly inaugurated Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has a bounce in his step after opening his first cabinet meeting with a vigorous exercise class. Natasha Howitt reports.

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In Peru, a more unusual start to a cabinet meeting.... Newly inaugurated President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and his ministers are kitted out in their exercise gear ready for a morning workout. They're in the presidential palace courtyard - passersby can stop and have a peak through the fence. A healthy body is a healthy mind, the 77-year-old tells reporters after the vigorous session. With a bounce in his step, he then heads back inside to start the first cabinet meeting. The routine, scheduled for every Wednesday, marks a new leadership style, and seeks to encourage citizens to keep active.

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Peru's president 'fit' for office

Friday, August 05, 2016 - 00:47