Martín Vizcarra

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Martín Vizcarra
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67th President of Peru
In office
23 March 2018 – 9 November 2020
Prime MinisterMercedes Aráoz
César Villanueva
Salvador del Solar
Vicente Zeballos
Pedro Cateriano
Walter Martos
Vice PresidentMercedes Aráoz (2018–19)
Preceded byPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Succeeded byManuel Merino
Vice President of Peru
In office
28 July 2016 – 23 March 2018
PresidentPedro Pablo Kuczynski
Preceded byMarisol Espinoza
Minister of Transport and Communications
In office
28 July 2016 – 22 May 2017
Preceded byJosé Gallardo Ku
Succeeded byBruno Giuffra
Governor of the Moquegua Region
In office
1 January 2011 – 31 December 2014
Preceded byJaime Rodríguez Villanueva
Succeeded byJaime Rodríguez Villanueva
Personal details
Born
Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo

(1963-03-22) 22 March 1963 (age 57)
Lima, Peru
Political partyPeruvians for Change
ProfessionEngineer

Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo (born 22 March 1963) is a Peruvian engineer and politician. He was the 67th President of Peru following the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.[1] He previously served as the Vice President of Peru alongside Mercedes Aráoz.

Demanding reforms against corruption, Vizcarra dissolved the Congress of Peru on 30 September 2019 and, the next day, issued a decree for legislative elections to be held on 26 January 2020.

On 9 November 2020, Vizcarra was impeached and removed as President by the Congress and replaced with Manuel Merino.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Peru Reports. "Who is Martín Vizcarra? Meet the man in line to be Peru's new president". Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  2. "Congreso de Perú destituye al presidente Martín Vizcarra por "incapacidad moral"". El Universal (in Spanish). November 9, 2020. Retrieved November 10, 2020.