Peru's One-House Congress Monday approved in a plenary session to vacate Speaker Lady Camones from her position after audios went viral proving she had carried out improper Parliamentarian deeds.
Peruvian Congress turns down motion to declare Evo Morales persona non grata
The Peruvian foreign minister Hector Bejar resigned on Tuesday following some controversial statements about the origins of terrorism in his country, thus becoming the first loss in the cabinet of president Pedro Castillo who took office in July.
Workers from agricultural export companies in Peru renewed protests this week after Congress failed to reach an agreement to reform the sector and address their complaints about poor pay.
Peru’s interim president resigned on Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader.
Peruvian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday night to remove President Martín Vizcarra from office, expressing anger over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and citing alleged but unproven corruption allegations.
The Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori, the greatest adversary of President Martín Vizcarra, rejected this Sunday the motion to remove the president and urged Congress to act with prudence.
The opposition’s crushing defeat in Peru’s legislative elections has left a fragmented Congress without a dominant party, which should help President Martin Vizcarra pass his reforms with the support of centrist parties.
Peru's vice-president has resigned from her post after declining the opposition's nomination to be interim leader, saying she hoped it would pave the way for a new general election. Mercedes Aráoz said the “constitutional order had broken” and that the country faced a “grave institutional crisis”.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra’s approval rating shot up 16 points to a high of 61% in October, after he adopted a harder line with the opposition-run Congress, a monthly Ipsos poll showed on Sunday.