Peru: Parliamentarians want to dismiss President Boluarte

LIMA (Reuters) – A group of Peruvian parliamentarians tabled a motion on Wednesday to remove President Dina Boluarte, who has been in power for just over a month, citing “permanent moral incapacity”, according to a copy of the document. Reuters was able to consult.

This move comes as a wave of violent protest has shaken the country since the dismissal by Congress and the arrest of Pedro Castillo in December. More than 40 people were killed in clashes which also injured hundreds.

The text was signed by 28 elected leftists supporting Pedro Castillo. It must receive 52 votes to be debated in Congress, in which case the motion will then need to be approved by two-thirds of the MPs to pass.

“Never in the history of Peru has a government killed in such a short time more than forty people during demonstrations”, is it written in the document, which notably accuses Dina Boluarte of turning a blind eye to abuses and allowing disproportionate use of force.

No comment was immediately obtained from the presidency.

Thousands of people have gathered in the streets this month to demand the departure of Dina Boluarte, who has blamed Pedro Castillo, now in detention after less than 17 months in power, for fostering political polarization.

The head of state, who called Tuesday for a “political truce”, also accused drug trafficking groups and other groups of exacerbating violence in the streets.

(Report Marco Aquino and Carolina Pulice; French version Jean Terzian)

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