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By Franklin Briceno, Associated Press
A leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country's poor has been sworn in as Peru's new president. Rural teacher Pedro Castillo has never held office before.
By Regina Garcia Cano, Mauricio Munoz, Associated Press
Peruvians are still waiting to learn who will become their president next month as votes from Sunday's runoff election are being counted and the tiny difference between the two polarizing populist candidates has narrowed.
By Associated Press
A rural teacher-turned-political novice and the daughter of an imprisoned former president have traded the lead in a tight race for Peru's presidency.
By Regina Garcia Cano, Franklin Briceno, Associated Press
Peruvians were returning to their daily lives as the South American nation prepared to swear in its third president in the span of a week.
By Franklin Briceno, Christine Armario, Associated Press
Lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday in favor of Francisco Sagasti, an engineer from the centrist Purple Party, as the legislature's president.
Who is the president of Peru? The answer to that question Monday is no one. The Latin American nation's political turmoil took a chaotic turn Sunday when interim leader Manuel Merino quit and Congress couldn't decide on his replacement.
The politician agreed to step down after night of unrest in which two young protesters were killed and half his Cabinet resigned. Peruvians cheered the decision, waving their nation’s red and white flag on the streets of Lima and chanting…
The shock vote to oust now ex-President Martín Vizcarra has sparked protests unlike any seen in recent years in Peru.
By Christine Armario, Franklin Briceno, Associated Press
When Peru’s legislature booted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold.
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