Peruvian Congress on On Wednesday, he voted to impeach President Pedro Castillo, ignoring his impeachment decision to dissolve the Legislative Council just hours early in a move that described critics as a “coup”.
The vote to accuse him for Moral incompetence is approved by 101 of a total of 130 legislators, in a session broadcast live on TV though Castillo ad solution of Congress and installation of Emergency government.
Castillo announced He was dissolving the country’s Congress and he will do so rule By decree earlier Wednesday, just hours before discussion on whether to isolate him.
The former School teacher who unexpectedly took power from Peru traditional political elite faced endless crises, with Frequent cabinet changes, multiple investigations into corruption and protests since he was elected in July last year.
53- “This intolerable situation cannot continue,” a year old said in televised address to the nation, wearing Blue suit and presidential sash.
he is announced He was “temporarily dissolving Congress…imposing an extraordinary state of emergency.” government. “
He said he would hold a new congress soon as such possible to formulate a new Constitution during a period of number more of nine months.”
From this date until new Congress is established, and the country is governed by decree-law. a national Curfew imposed in the name of of Today from 10:00 pm to 4:00 am
Castillo also Announcing the Reorganization of The justice systemthe judicial authorities of The public Ministry national board of justice and the Constitutional Court.
The announcement came hours Before the opposition-dominated Congress debated the third impeachment proposal against Castillo since his arrival power.
“Today, there was a 20 century-style coup. It is a destined coup failPeru want live in democracy. This coup has no legal basis.” of The Constitutional Court, Francisco Morales, told RPP radio station.
Peruvian Attorney General Patricia Benavides expressed her “categorical refusal” of “Any violation of Constitutional order, “and urged the president to” respect the Constitution rule of Law and democracy cost us Much.”
Castillo announcement Come more More than 30 years after then-president Alberto Fujimori suspended the constitution and dissolved Congress in April 1992.
He carried President Pedro Castillo out coup. Article 117 violated of The Peruvian constitution became illegal. This is a political coup analyst Augusto Alvarez told the French news agency (Agence France Presse).
The opposition sought to depose Castillo for Moral impotence, a constitutional provision that has seen two presidents removed since 2018.
Castillo avoided accountability in Similar discussion in March, but it remained under fire.
He recently assigned his fifth prime minister And the Council of Ministers since his election in the thousands took in the streets in november to demand remove it from office.
Castillo also under investigation in six Corruption cases, including charges against for him family and political entourage.
“I have never stolen From my country, I am not corrupt.”
Nowhere for truce’
Castillo, 53, had been locked up in a power struggle with Congress since the attorney general He filed a complaint accusing Castillo of address a criminal organization involve it family And allies who raid out public shrinkage in exchange for money.
During his fiveyear term which ends in By 2026, Castillo could not be criminally prosecuted prosecutors Call for He has to “hang”, which is unprecedented move which was established by Congress.
In October, Castillo sought mediation by the organization of American States (OAS).
The body visited the country in November called for “Political truce for 100 days” that fell on deaf ears.
“No vacancy for Truce, nobody wants to talk with President like Pedro Castillo, who no project Confidence,” analyst Alvarez said earlier.
Dismissal procedures are relative common in Peru because of its constitution allows one to be brought against Head based on The more subjective hypothesis of Political, not legal, offenses.
It created a lot of political instability: in November 2020 Peru had three presidents at home one week.
Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States last year He raised concerns about the “moral incompetence” of constitutional governance, saying it was distorted by “lack of of Objective Definition.