Peru President Resigns Less than A week After his Appointment
The Interim president of Peru, Manuel Merino, has resigned less than a week after his appointment as president following the impeachment of Martin Vizcarra due to allegations of bribery against him.
Following Merino’s appointment as the Interim president, angry protesters took to the streets to agitate against the development accusing the legislature of carrying out a parliamentary coup.
The protests led to a crackdown where there were at least two deaths and a dozen of injuries.
Manuel Merino responded to the news of the crackdown by resigning. “I want to let the whole country know that I’m resigning,” he said in an address to the peruvians. Also adding that he acted according to the law to be sworn in.
The resignation came after the politicians advised Merino to step down from the office.
Luis Valdez, head of congress, said that they (the Legislature) had decided to tell Merino to step down and would pursue impeachment if he refuses to do so. That the lives of the peruvians are put before anything else.
Luis Valdez also plans to resign himself from office.
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