Peru's interim president steps down after 5 days

Published Nov 16 2020 at 2:38 AM GMT
  • On Tuesday, Manuel Merino became the interim president of Peru, and on Sunday, he stepped down, following days of unrest and the deaths of two protesters.
  • Last Monday, former President Martin Vizcarra was removed from office by legislators who accused him of having "moral incapacity" and alleged that while serving as a governor, he accepted bribes; Vizcarra denied the claim.
  • Vizcarra served as president for two years, and ran on a platform of fighting corruption.
  • Half of the lawmakers serving in Peru's legi.



  • Published Nov 16, 2020 2:38 AM GMT