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Peru’s interim president resigns after solely four days

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Peru’s interim president, Manuel Merino, resigned Sunday, simply six days after the impeachment of his predecessor Martin Vizcarra.
“At this time, when the country is experiencing one of its biggest political crises, I want the whole country to know that I’m presenting my irrevocable resignation”, Merino stated.
Merino was the president of Congress till being appointed interim president after Congress impeached Vizcarra over corruption allegations on Monday. Vizcarra has denied the allegations. His shock impeachment triggered Peru’s greatest demonstrations in 20 years.
On Sunday, hundreds of Peruvians defied the nation’s coronavirus measures and marched to name for Merino to stop. The violent clashes with police left at the least three folks lifeless and 13 injured.
Following Merino’s resignation, Congress known as for a plenary session on Sunday to debate the appointment of the subsequent president. Presidential elections are scheduled for April of subsequent yr.
Merino stated his cupboard will stay in place till a brand new chief takes over, to keep away from an influence vacuum.

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