Peru: Motion to remove president filed, protests continue

Peru: Motion to remove president filed, protests continue

5 days ago

Lawmakers in Peru filed a motion to remove President Dina Boluarte from office on Wednesday. The move comes as protests which have led to soaring food and fuel prices, continue unabated.

Leftist lawmakers seek to topple Boluarte

Twenty-eight leftist members of the congress who support leftist former President Pedro Castillo signed the motion, a copy of which, Reuters news agency said it has examined.

To file the motion, a minimum of 26 signatures, were needed.

The motion now needs to be passed by 52 votes before it can be debated in Congress, where it has to receive support from two-thirds of the chamber.

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