President of Peru Martín Vizcarra wins a motion of confidence in the Congress of the Republic.
President Pedro Castillo announces the dissolution of Congress, the imposition of a curfew, the creation of an "emergency" government, and early parliamentary elections hours before facing his third impeachment vote. The impeachment is successful and Castillo is later arrested after leaving the Government Palace in Lima. First Vice President Dina Boluarte is sworn in as President of the Republic after Castillo's arrest.
Vladimiro Montesinos, adviser to former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, is sentenced to 17-years in prison for the kidnapping of left-wing journalist Gustavo Gorriti.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announces that former Alberto Fujimori advisor Vladimiro Montesinos has been transferred from the Callao naval base to the Ancon II prison to finish the remainder of his sentence.
President of Peru Martín Vizcarra is impeached by the Congress of Peru. Manuel Merino replaces him as interim president.
The Congress of Peru votes 78–32 against removing President Martín Vizcarra at his impeachment trial.
President Martín Vizcarra bans family gatherings and extends a lockdown to five more regions, following a 75% surge in COVID-19 cases among children and adolescents.
The Congress of the Republic of Peru votes 54–37 no confidence against Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano, forcing all 19 government ministers to resign. President Martín Vizcarra has 48 hours to form a new cabinet.
President of Peru Martín Vizcarra dissolves the Congress and calls for snap elections. Lawmakers reject the proposal, suspend him from office and name Vice President Mercedes Aráoz as acting president. The Peruvian Armed Forces continued to recognize Vizcarra as President of Peru and head of the armed forces. Popular protests backing the President takes place in the streets of Lima.
President Martín Vizcarra announces that he will present a constitutional reform that calls a snap election for April 2020.
In an interview granted to the newspaper "El Comercio", the Peruvian president, Martín Vizcarra, ruled out presenting himself for re-election in 2021 or calling early elections. Vizcarra, as vice president, took office late March after former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned due to a corruption scandal and strong pressures of the Congress.