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A motion of impeachment against Peru’s president for “moral incompetence” was widely accepted on Wednesday, hours after an attempt to dissolve parliament.

Peru is in the grip of a severe political crisis. Peruvian President Pedro Castillo remained in custody at a police base in Lima on Thursday, December 8, a day after his dismissal and arrest in a day full of twists and turns that installed his Vice President Dina Bolvart at the head of the country.

A third impeachment trial fared better than a leftist president. Pedro Castillo tried his luck by announcing the dissolution of Parliament, which had tried to depose him, a maneuver that immediately qualified. “riot” By many personalities.

“Moral Incompetence”

Taking over in July 2021 was 53-year-old Pedro Castillo “Arrested”, Prosecutor Marita Barreto announced. The footage showed the ousted head of state sitting in an armchair, flanked by prosecutors and police.

According to Peruvian media, Pedro Castillo was transferred by helicopter to a police special forces base in Lima, where he is expected to be held for a maximum of 15 days. The prosecution also conducted a search at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday evening. His dismissal “moral incompetence”, Broadcast live on television, 101 out of 130 parliamentarians approved, including 80 from the opposition.

In a last-minute attempt to save his position, the former president announced the dissolution of parliament hours before it was due to meet to decide his fate. He also announced that A will be established “Extraordinary Emergency Government” And should “Convene a new Congress with constituent powers as soon as possible”. A ploy that was ignored by Parliament and widely condemned by the political class.

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Dina Boulwart in office until “July 2026”.

According to the police, after a failed attempt to disperse, Pedro Castillo intended to seek refuge and asylum in the Mexican embassy, ​​but was arrested earlier. “Today a coup took place in the purest style of the 20th century”, The President of the Constitutional Court condemned Francisco Morales “No one owes obedience to a predatory government”.

During an investiture ceremony in front of the parliament, wearing the presidential sash to become Peru’s first female president, Dina Bolvart also repeated.There was a coup attempt promoted by Pedro Castillo. “Intend [e pouvoir] In accordance with the Constitution of Peru, from this moment” until “July 2026”, As Pedro Castillo’s power ends, the 60-year-old lawyer, who, like him, is from a Marxist-inspired party (Free Peru).

Pedro Castillo had already survived two impeachment motions “Moral Incompetence”. A procedure He also unseated two sitting presidents, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (right) in 2018 and Martin Vizcarra (center) in 2020. He was blamed for repeated ministerial crises and the formation of four governments in eight months, an unprecedented event in Peru. .

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