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Peru's President Manuel Merino resigns after six days in office

Manuel Merino resigned on Sunday, pressured by protests after Vizcarra's impeachment

Former Peru's President, Manuel Merino. Photo: Shutterstock
  • Popular demonstrations after Vizcarra’s impeachment, repressed by the Peruvian police, pressured Merino;
  • Now, Peru’s lawmakers are divided about choosing them a new president or annuling the deposition of Vizcarra.

Manuel Merino‘s Presidency in Peru lasted only six days, he resigned on Sunday, as reported by Folha de São Paulo. Leader of the Parliament, Merino assumed the Presidency after Martín Vizcarra’s impeachment on the 9th.

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Popular demonstrations after Vizcarra’s impeachment, repressed by the Peruvian police, pressured Merino, alongside deputies of his party. Now, Peru’s lawmakers are divided about choosing them a new president or annuling the deposition of Vizcarra, who can also return through a process in the Constitutional Court.