(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
Peru's Congress swore in a new president on Wednesday in a day
of sweeping political drama that saw the former leader, Pedro
Castillo, arrested after his ousting from office in an impeachment
trial hours after he attempted a last-ditch bid to stay in power by
trying to dissolve Congress, trend reports citing reuters .
Ignoring Castillo's attempt to shut down the legislature by
decree, lawmakers moved ahead with the previously planned
impeachment trial, with 101 votes in favor of removing him, six
against and 10 abstentions.
The result was announced with loud cheers, and the legislature
called Vice President Dina Boluarte to take office.
The 60-year-old Boluarte was sworn in as president through 2026,
making her the first woman to lead Peru. She called for a political
truce after months of instability that have seen two prior
impeachment attempts and said a new cabinet inclusive of all
political stripes would be formed.
She lambasted Castillo's move to dissolve Congress as an
The public ministry said on Wednesday evening that Castillo had
been detained and accused of the crime of 'rebellion' for breaking
the constitutional order.
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