Manuel Merino Takes Peru Presidency
Head of Peruvian Congress Manuel Merino, 59, has become the third Peruvian President in 4 years.
After Surviving an Impeachment vote in September, Martin Vizcarra – the former President of Peru- got impeached on Monday this week.
Martin Vizcarra, 57, denied doing any wrong during his time in the president’s office; and said he was leaving with his head held high.
“Legality is in question because the Constitutional Court has not yet ruled and legitimacy is given by the people. I leave the government palace as I entered two years, eight months ago: with my head held high, I’m leaving with a clear conscience and with my duty fulfilled.” said the Former President to reporters as he was questioning the legality of his impeachment.
Manuel Merino was sworn in while the Peruvian people were protesting outside the building with reports of the local police arresting about 30 people.
He would assume office till July 2021 -the supposed end of Vizcarra’s tenure- and there would be an election for a new president by April 2021.
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