Interim President Resigns

Nov 17, 2020

On 15 November 2020, interim President Manuel Merino resigned amid violent demonstrations protesting the 9 November impeachment of former President Martín Vizcarra. Earlier on 15 November, the head of Peru’s Congress called on Merino to resign immediately. The legislature failed to appoint a new government during a special session on 15 November and will meet again on 16 November. Two protesters were killed, and 112 others were injured during clashes with police officers on 14 November, and at least 10 demonstrators have been reported missing.

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