Peru is witnessing the most moving day in its history. President Pedro Castillo dissolved the parliament and declared a state of emergency. A curfew was declared in the country. After the developments, 11 ministers resigned. It was noteworthy that Castillo’s statement was made a few hours before the parliamentary vote to impeach him. Finally, Castillo, who made the decision to dissolve Congress and form a national emergency government, was detained. The new President of the country, Dina Boluarte, was sworn in.
After Peru’s President Pedro Castillo dissolved the Assembly of the Republic, a state of emergency was declared in the country and a curfew was imposed. Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in as the new President of the country, replacing Pedro Castillo, who was detained after his decision. The new president, Boluarte, took office as the first female president in the country’s history.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, in his address to the nation on state television, announced that he had declared a state of emergency by dissolving the Peruvian Republican Assembly. Announcing that a curfew has been imposed in the country as of 22:00 local time, President Castillo expressed the situation with the words, “We have decided to form a state of emergency government that aims to establish the rule of law.” After Castillo’s statement, the Peruvian opposition clearly stated that it was a coup and opposed the decision, while some state officials and experts in the country supported the opposition.
11 MINISTER RESIGNED
After Castillo dissolved the parliament, news of his resignation began to come one after another from the government. Minister of Labor Alejandro Salas, Minister of Economy and Finance Kurt Burneo, Minister of Justice and Human Rights Felix Chero, Minister of Foreign Affairs Cesar Landa, Minister of Women and Vulnerable Population Heidi Juarez, Minister of Environment Wilbert Rozas, Minister of Culture Silvana Robles, Minister of Transport and Communications Richard Tineo, Minister of Foreign Trade and Tourism Roberto Sanchez Palomino, Minister of Housing, Construction and Cleaning Cesar Paniagua, Minister of Education Rosendo Serna are among the ministers who resigned.
PEOPLE SPREAD ON THE STREETS
Hundreds of people in the country took to the streets with flags and placards in their hands after the parliament was dissolved. Among the protesters are Castillo’s supporters and those who oppose the decision. On the other hand, deputies in the Assembly of the Republic were planning to discuss for the third time today the issue of removing President Castillo from office. Castillo’s statement came just hours before a parliamentary vote to impeach him.
THEY VOTED TO BE REMOVED
Peruvian lawmakers did not comply with the decision to dissolve the Congress of the Republic and approved the dismissal of President Pedro Castillo by 101 votes.
“THIS COUP HAS NO BASIS”
President of the Constitutional Court, Francisco Morales, said at a press conference, “Today, there was a coup in the purest style of the 20th century, but it is a coup doomed to fail, because Peru wants to live in democracy. This coup has no legal basis.” he said.
Morales said that under the constitution, Vice President Dina Boluarte, who did not support Castillo’s decision, should take over the presidency.
PRESIDENT CASTILLO DETENTION
President Pedro Castillo, who decided to dissolve the Congress and form a national emergency government in Peru, was detained.
THE NEW PRESIDENT HAS SWORN IN
In the country, Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in as the new President of the country.
After former President Pedro Castillo was dismissed by Congress on charges of “permanent moral incompetence”, Boluarte was inaugurated as the country’s first female president.
In his speech at the Congress, where he entered with applause, Boluarte said, “I swear on behalf of God, country and all Peruvians that I will faithfully fulfill my duties as president and defend Peru’s constitution until July 26, 2026.”
Emphasizing that it was a coup attempt that had no response in the institutions, Boluarte said, “I undertake this task with great responsibility and my first job is to call all Peruvians to unity in the most comprehensive way. It is up to us to establish and reach dialogue. I call for a broad dialogue between all political forces.” she said.
Boluarte stated that they will respect the fundamental rights of citizens and that their goal is to realize the political and economic reforms that the country needs.
WHO IS BOLUARTE?
Born on May 31, 1962 in the town of Chalhuanca, in the Apurimac region, Dina Boluarte graduated from the University of San Martin de Porres as a lawyer and completed her postgraduate education at the same university.
Boluarte took his first step in politics in 2018, running for mayor of Surquillo district in Lima state, but without success.
Likewise, Boluarte, who participated in the parliamentary elections in 2020 on the side of the Free Peru Party, did not get enough votes.
Boluarte was appointed Vice President by then-President Castillo on 29 July 2021.