2019–2020 Peruvian constitutional crisis

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2019–2020 Peruvian constitutional crisis
Part of 2017–19 Peruvian political crisis
Palacio del Gobierno del Perú.jpg
Top to bottom:
Palacio de Gobierno, seat of Peru's presidency.
Palacio Legislativo, meeting place of the Congress of Peru
Date30 September 2019 (2019-09-30) – ongoing
(1 year, 9 months and 22 days)
Parties to the civil conflict
Lead figures

The 2019–2020 Peruvian constitutional crisis began when President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the Congress of Peru on 30 September 2019.[1] Congress responded by declaring Vizcarra's presidency suspended and appointed Vice President Mercedes Aráoz as interim president, moves that were largely seen as null and void.

The next day, on 1 October 2019, Aráoz announced her resignation while Vizcarra issued a decree for legislative elections to be held on 26 January 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Peru's president dissolves Congress to push through anti-corruption reforms". The Guardian. 1 October 2019. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 1 October 2019.