The tumultuous day began when the then-President announced plans to dissolve Congress and install an emergency government, ahead of a looming impeachment vote by lawmakers, which the country's Ombudsman described as an “attempted coup d’état.” And
this former president can still run for office for a third term. I'm not making this up. He really tried to dissolve the constitutional norms so he wouldn't be impeached. it happened this week.
(Bold face mine)
The tumultuous day began when then-President Castillo announced plans to dissolve Congress and install an emergency government, ahead of a looming impeachment vote by lawmakers, which Peru’s Ombudsman described as an “attempted coup d’état.”
He also called for parliamentary elections to work on a new constitution.
The move prompted a string of cabinet resignations, fiery reactions from top officials and condemnation from regional neighbors – and ultimately failed to prevent his impeachment in Congress.
In a stunning turn of events, Castillo was detained by police in the capital city Lima after lawmakers impeached him in Congress.
In a statement, the office of Peru’s Attorney General said Castillo had been arrested for the alleged crime of rebellion, “for violating the constitutional order.”
“We condemn the breach of the constitutional order,” Peru’s Attorney General, Patricia Benavides, said in a statement. “The Political Constitution of Peru enshrines the separation of powers and establishes that Peru is a democratic and sovereign republic … No authority can place itself above the Constitution and must comply with its constitutional mandates.”
This is the 5th President of the country
in the last five years. Peru is struggling as a democracy and it is teetering on "Banana Republic Status".
Glad we're not Peru.
At least they arrested their criminal and corrupt leader. I can't say the same for us -- yet