2019 Peruvian constitutional crisis

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2019 Peruvian constitutional crisis
Part of 2017–19 Peruvian political crisis
Palacio del Gobierno del Perú.jpg
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Palacio de Gobierno, seat of Peru's presidency.
Palacio Legislativo, meeting place of the Congress of Peru
Date30 September 2019 (2019-09-30) – ongoing
(3 months and 20 days)
Location
Parties to the civil conflict
Lead figures

The 2019 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.