2019 Peruvian constitutional crisis
The Vice President of Peru Mercedes Aráoz, who was named by the Congress as the acting president, resigns from both offices to facilitate the snap general election.
Sources: BBC News
Sources: BBC News
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.
Peruvian President Pedro Castillo announces the resignation of Prime Minister Guido Bellido. Mirtha Vásquez is sworn-in to replace Bellido.
In a 73−50 vote, the Congress of Peru approves the leftist cabinet of President Pedro Castillo, who thanked the Congress for "granting confidence". The vote increased the approval of Castillo's government, which currently holds a 38% approval rating.
Socialist rural teacher Pedro Castillo is sworn-in as President of Peru during its bicentennial.
Peru launches a vaccination program against COVID-19 two days after it received 300,000 doses of Sinopharm's BBIBP-CorV vaccine. President Francisco Sagasti becomes the first person to get vaccinated.
President of Peru Martín Vizcarra is impeached by the Congress of Peru. Manuel Merino replaces him as interim president.
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.
Former Peruvian President Alan García dies from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The incident happened moments after judicial authorities had served him with an arrest warrant on corruption charges.
The Peruvian Congress votes 105–12 to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's resignation.
The President of Peru Ollanta Humala declares a state of emergency in the Cajamarca region to stop anti-mining protests.