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US News Peru: President Pedro Castillo dismissed for "moral inability" and arrested

18:10  08 december  2022
18:10  08 december  2022 Source:   news360.es

Pedro Castillo denies that he will close the Congress to prevent him from adopting a job vacancy motion.

 Pedro Castillo denies that he will close the Congress to prevent him from adopting a job vacancy motion. © supplied by News 360 The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo - Presidencia de Perú the Peruvian President Pedro Castillo denied Saturday that his government plans to close the Congress to prevent the Chamber from adopting a motion of vacancy against him, And called on the legislative body to work "together" in favor of the country.

  Pérou : le président Pedro Castillo destitué pour «incapacité morale» et arrêté © FOTOHOLICA Press/Getty Images

President still 24 hours ago, Peruvian Pedro Castillo woke up Thursday morning in detention, in a base Police special forces in Lima. The day before, he was dismissed for "permanent moral incapacity" and arrested at the end of a crazy day which saw his former vice-president, Dina Boluarte , to be invested at the head of the country.

Previously, the now ex-head of state had tried to save his head by announcing the dissolution of the Parliament which was to look at a third dismissal procedure. A maneuver immediately qualified as "coup d'etat" by a very large majority of political leaders and who therefore sealed the fate of Pedro Castillo. According to the police, after the failure of his attempted dissolution, he intended to take refuge in the Embassy of Mexico and to ask for asylum. But he was arrested before.

"This is a coup d'état"

 Peru President Parliament solves to "This is a coup of state" © t - Online , only hours before an office procedure, Perus President Castillo dissolved the parliament. Critics speak of a coup d'état. in the conflict between the parliament and the government in Peru, President Pedro Castillo has a strike against the congress. He would temporarily dissolve the parliament and use an emergency government, said the head of state in a speech on Wednesday.

It is therefore the vice-president, Dina Boluarte, who occupies the presidential chair. This 60-year-old woman was sworn in on Wednesday afternoon, demanding "a political truce to install a government of national unity".

quoted in six investigations for corruption

almost unknown before his election in July 2021, Pedro Castillo had created the surprise by winning a very disputed election against Keiko Fujimori , representative of the populist right. Castillo had been able to create a certain hope by presenting himself as the candidate of the people. He came from a rural environment and a campaign teacher.

But his mandate quickly took a bad turn. In question, a recurrent government instability (81 ministers in sixteen months) and the vagueness of its program. In July, he had even been excluded from Peru free, his party of origin of Marxist-Leninist trend. The progressive left had chosen to leave his government in January.

Maduro criticizes the persecution against Castillo and hopes that Peru will accomplish "its path of liberation and democracy".

 Maduro criticizes the persecution against Castillo and hopes that Peru will accomplish © provided by News 360 Archives - Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro. - Pedro Mattey/DPA The president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, spoke of the political crisis in Peru on Thursday and stressed that, although he does not train in the internal affairs of a country, he hopes that the people Peruvian, within the framework of its constitution, will soon reach "its path of liberation, democracy and happiness".

Pedro Castillo's mandate has also been marked by numerous corruption scandals. He himself is cited in six investigations. He is notably suspected of being at the head of a corruption network with money laundering and granting public contracts for the benefit of relatives.

Faithful almost until the end of Pedro Castillo

It is now up to Dina Boluarte to form a government and bring back a little stability. Originally from Apurimac in the Andes, this socialist was hitherto vice-president and minister of development and social inclusion. She was one of the few to have been in post so long and faithful almost to the end of Pedro Castillo.

The new president declared, in her inauguration speech, to fight against corruption his priority, without forgetting her fight in favor "of the invisible, of the excluded".

The demonstrations in Peru left 23 dead, 14 since the establishment of the state of emergency. .
© supplied by News 360 Peruvian Army - Ministerio Defensa Perú - Luis Enrique Saldana The Peruvian authorities updated on Saturday afternoon the assessment of the demonstrations which broke out in Peru following the dismissal and arrest of the 'Former President Pedro Castillo, bringing 23 the total number of people killed.

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