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Castillo ouster may bring only short-term Peru truce

Friday, December 9, 2022

Significance

His replacement by Dina Boluarte, hitherto vice-president, maintains constitutional rule in Peru. The decision by Congress to withdraw constitutional accusations against her cleared the way for her appointment. The left-of-centre Boluarte has called for a ‘truce’ and has held discussions with right-of-centre parties in Congress.

Impacts

  • Business will welcome Castillo’s removal and will demand the removal of leftist ministers and officials.
  • Congress is likely to remain deeply unpopular.
  • Peru’s predicament will remain a focus for concern among other governments in the Americas.

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