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Peruvian President Dissolves Congress : October 1 and 4, and December 30, 2019

Peruvian President Dissolves Congress
Linda Grimm

At the end of September 2019, Peruvian leaders found themselves in the midst of a constitutional crisis. President Martín Vizcarra dissolved Congress, claiming it was necessary to overcome opposition lawmakers’ resistance to his anticorruption reform measures and new elections. In response, Congress voted to suspend Vizcarra for one year and appealed the president’s order to the country’s Constitutional Tribunal. Fed up with an ongoing corruption scandal involving dozens of Peruvian lawmakers, the public voiced its support for Vizcarra, as did the police and military. The tribunal ultimately ruled in the president’s favor, allowing a legislative election to take place in January 2020.

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