Peru’s president Martín Vizcarra ousted in impeachment vote.
“The head ofPeru’s Congress, Manuel Merino, was sworn in as the Andean nation’s president on Tuesday, and vowed that elections set for April would stand after lawmakers removed Martin Vizcarra on corruption charges.”
On 9 th November Monday, in the Parliamentary coup, took place in Perú.
Congress voted the president Martín Vizcarra out of office. Vizcarra has been suddenly impeached against the will of three-quarters of Peruvians who believed he should stay in charge until the next elections and then, be investigated for alleged crimes.
The president of Congress, Manuel Merino, assumed office on Tuesday, while Peruvians all across the country are protesting and being brutally repressed by police.
Peru police used water cannons to disperse protests which erupted in the streets of #Lima, after lawmakers voted to remove #Vizcarra from office and him with President of the Congress #Merino, in what critics have called a parliamentary coup.
Thousands of people gathered in front of Peru’s Presidential Palace to peacefully protest the swearing in of Manuel Merino following the ouster of President Vizcarra
The country is already facing the consequences of the COVID-19 sanitary crisis: since the mandatory lockdown that began in March and officially ended in July, thousands of people have lost their jobs and are facing the deepest economic recession in decades