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.
- 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.