Peru

Peru president impeached, first female president sworn in
Peru

Peru president impeached, first female president sworn in

Dina Boluarte, 60, was vice to Mr. Castillo who was impeached on Wednesday after announcing a state of emergency and the dissolution of congress. Peru has sworn in its first female leader following a long day of political imbroglio which saw the impeachment of former president Pedro Castillo. Dina Boluarte, 60, was vice to Mr. Castillo who was impeached on Wednesday after announcing a state of emergency and the dissolution of parliament. Following Mr. Castillo’s impeachment, Ms Boluarte was called upon to take over leadership of the South American country. She was sworn in as president and would be in office till 2026. She condemned her predecessor’s attempt to dissolve parliament, describing it as an attempted coup. She called for a political truce after months of instability, incl...