Peru’s president dissolves Congress, calls for elections

FILE PHOTO: Peru's President Pedro Castillo addresses the audience during the opening of the VII Ministerial Summit on Government and Digital Transformation of the Americas, in Lima, Peru November 10, 2022. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda/File Photo

Peru’s President Pedro Castillo said on Wednesday he will dissolve Congress and called for elections, as he battles impeachment proceedings.

Castillo announced a “government of exception,” and added he will respect the current economic model during the dissolution of Congress.

This is the third attempt to impeach the embattled president since he started his five-year term in July 2021.

Peru’s congress summoned Castillo last week to respond to accusations of “moral incapacity” to govern.

Castillo has qualified the allegations against him as “slander”.

Source: Reuters

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