Peru gets first female President, after Castillo’s impeachment, arrest


Peru’s new President Dina Boluarte

By Biodun Busari

Dina Boluarte was sworn in on Wednesday at Congress as the first female President of Peru and the sixth one in five years.

Boluarte, Peruvian former vice president succeeded her former principal, Pedro Castillo who was impeached and arrested for scheming to dissolve parliament.

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Castillo was impeached by a majority of 101 members in the 130-person legislative body, the same lawmakers that installed Boluarte a few hours later.

The rowdy day started when ex-President Castillo announced plans to dissolve Congress and install an emergency government, ahead of an impending impeachment vote by parliament, which Peru’s Ombudsman described as an “attempted coup d’état.”

He also called for parliamentary…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper