After the ouster of Pedro Castillo from the presidency accepted by the Peruvian Congress, he approved a vacancy resolution, and now the former president has been arrested by the national police after dissolving parliament and installing an emergency government.
The state prosecutor, Daniel Soria, has already filed a criminal complaint against Castillo for unconstitutional action.
Castillo is in Lima province, where the country’s attorney, Patricia Benavides, is investigating him along with a special team headed by Marita Barretto on corruption charges.
The Peruvian Congress this Wednesday impeached Pedro Castillo for “moral incapacity,” ignoring the president’s decision to dissolve parliament and restructure the justice system.
Castillo’s removal was approved by 101 votes out of a total of 130 members of Congress, the third attempt to remove him from power since he became president 16 months ago.
Hours earlier, Castillo ordered the temporary dissolution of Congress, the installation of a national emergency government, and a nationwide curfew starting at 10:00 p.m. local time (03:00 GMT Thursday) this Wednesday.
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