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Peru's left-wing president tried to dissolve Congress and was impeached and arrested instead

Added 12-07-22 10:17:02pm EST - “Pedro Castillo, the left-wing president of Peru, tried to dissolve Congress and was instead impeached and arrested by police. Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn into the presidency on Wednesday and became the first female president…” - Theblaze.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theblaze.com: “Peru's left-wing president tried to dissolve Congress and was impeached and arrested instead”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pedro Castillo, the left-wing president of Peru, tried to dissolve Congress and was instead impeached and arrested by police.

Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn into the presidency on Wednesday and became the first female president of the Latin American nation.

Castillo announced in an address to his nation that he was dissolving the Congress ahead of a potential vote to remove him from office. He was reportedly under investigation for alleged corruption over accusations that he was personally profiting from public works. Castillo denied the allegations and said he would rule by decree until another Congress could be elected and another constitution drawn up.

Boluarte criticized his attempt to dissolve Congress in a statement on Twitter, saying, "A coup that aggravates the political and institutional crisis that Peruvian society will have to overcome with strict adherence to the law."

The U.S. government opposed Castillo's order and called for the democratic process to continue in Peru under the current constitution.

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