Peru: the new president insists on completing Pedro Castillo’s mandate

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Peru..the new president insists on completing Pedro Castillo's mandate

The first female president of Peru, Dina Delwart, seeks to strengthen her hold on power, by insisting on completing the term of her ousted predecessor Pedro Castillo, which was scheduled until 2026.

Deloart announced her unwillingness to call for early presidential elections and an attempt to overcome the political failures of her predecessor, in her first press conference held Thursday, local time, according to the Associated Press.

She said she should be allowed to serve as the country’s president for 3 and a half years, which is the remainder of Castillo’s term.

“I know there are voices calling for early elections. This is democracy, but there is a need for stability in Peru,” she added.

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Peru suffered from years of polarization, with 6 successive presidents in 6 years.

It is noteworthy that Boulwart called, after taking the constitutional oath, on Wednesday, for a truce with the lawmakers who sacked Castillo on the background of the constitutional clause “moral incapacitation.”

Analysts believe that this clause in the Peruvian constitution is “so vague that it allows the dismissal of a president for almost any reason,” and indicated that it was used to overthrow President Martin Vizcarra, who ruled between 2018-2020.

And deposited the Peruvian authorities ousted President Pedro Castillo to prison after his dismissal by Parliament in a constitutional crisis in the country.

On Wednesday evening, the security forces arrested Castillo, following his decision to dissolve the Legislative Council (parliament) and declare a state of emergency before the parliament held a third session to vote on his impeachment.

Peru’s parliament, which is dominated by the right-wing opposition, approved the impeachment of left-wing President Pedro Castillo, ignoring his decision to dissolve parliament.

And 101 out of 130 deputies agreed to dismiss the president in a live televised session, following Castillo’s announcement to dissolve parliament and impose a state of emergency in the country.

Castillo had previously survived two other motions to impeach him in Parliament, the last of which was in March 2022, on charges of “moral incapacity”.

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