Peru's interim president Manuel Merino resigns after protest deaths

Peru's interim president Manuel Merino resigns after protest deaths
  • Clock-gray 22:48
  • calendar-gray 15 November 2020

Peru’s interim president, Manuel Merino, resigned on Sunday, less than a week into his new administration, after protests calling for his removal left two dead and dozens injured, plunging the country into yet another political crisis, APA reports citing Reuters.

Merino assumed the presidency on Tuesday after the opposition-dominated Congress voted to remove his predecessor Martin Vizcarra, over bribery allegations, which he denies.

apa-logo-mini

Other news