Peru's Congress Ousts President, Vice President Dina Boluarte Becomes Nation's First Woman President

Peru's Congress Ousts President, Vice President Dina Boluarte Becomes Nation's First Woman President

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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