Peru’s Congress reportedly ignored President Pedro Castillo’s attempt to shut down the legislature by force and impeached him on Wednesday.
What Happened: The legislative body asked Vice President Dina Boluarte to take the reigns of the presidency, making her the nation’s first woman president, reported Reuters.
Peru’s police shared a photo of Castillo at a police station and said it had intervened. Reuters said there is no clarity if he had been detained.
Why It Matters: Boluarte has been sworn in as the country’s president through 2026 and called for political reconciliation. She said a new inclusive cabinet will be formed.
The new president lambasted her predecessor's attempt to remove the Congress as an “attempted coup.”
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