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President of Perú

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Martín Vizcarra: President of Perú
Martín Alberto Vizcarra Cornejo is a Peruvian engineer and politician who is the current President of Peru. Vizcarra previously served as Governor of the Moquegua Region (2011–2014), Minister of Transport and Communications of Peru (2016–2017), and Ambassador of Peru to Canada (2017–2018), both during the presidency of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.


Peru lawmaker files last-ditch legal appeal over Congress closure

The head of Peru's dissolved Congress presented a legal appeal to the country's top court on Thursday seeking to suspend the closure of parliament on the grounds that President Martín Vizcarra had..
Reuters - Published

Writer Llosa roasts Peru's 'shameful' Congress, backs president

Peruvian Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa praised centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday for dismissing the country's right-wing opposition-dominated parliament and labeled its..
Reuters - Published

Videos for Martín Vizcarra

Peru's Vizcarra scraps Congress as opposition picks new president [Video]Peru's Vizcarra scraps Congress as opposition picks new president

Legislative body retaliates by declaring presidency vacant and swearing in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as president.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:21Published


Peru's Vizcarra unveils new Cabinet as leadership challenge fizzles out

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday as a challenge to his leadership by dismissed lawmakers fizzled out, potentially ushering in a rare period of political calm..
Reuters - Published

Explainer: Rebellion in Congress - How Peru tipped into political crisis

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra's drive to clean up the ruling class after a series of graft scandals has left the South American country with an open rebellion in a dissolved Congress as its..
Reuters - Published

Peru's 'Mechita,' the rebel lawmaker who was 'president' for a day

In a hasty ceremony on Monday, rebel lawmakers swore in Vice President Mercedes Araoz as Peru's interim leader, looking to install her in place of President Martin Vizcarra after he moved to dissolve..
Reuters - Published

Peru's VP gives up claim to the presidency in blow to opposition

Peru's vice president renounced her claim to the presidency on Tuesday in a surprise twist to a constitutional crisis, dealing a fresh blow to a rebel band of former lawmakers resisting President..
Reuters - Published

Rebel lawmakers in Peru stay put in Congress in defiance of Vizcarra

About 20 dismissed Peruvian lawmakers remained cloistered in Congress on Tuesday in defiance of President Martin Vizcarra's decision to dissolve the body, with police in riot gear blocking others from..
Reuters - Published

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections
LIMA, Peru: Peru’s president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis. The announcement..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •France 24

Peru military, police back Vizcarra as rebel lawmakers vow loyalty to VP

Peru's armed forces and police reaffirmed allegiance to President Martin Vizcarra late on Monday after his move to close Congress prompted dozens of dismissed lawmakers to pledge loyalty to vice..
Reuters - Published

Peru's president dissolves Congress to push through anti-corruption reforms

peru's president dissolves congress to push through anti-corruption reforms
Political crisis comes to a head as lawmakers remain in chamber in defiance of Martín Vizcarra and popular protests Peruvian president Martín Vizcarra has dissolved Congress to end a year-long battle..
WorldNews - Published

Peru's Vizcarra closes Congress, but rebel lawmakers refuse to leave

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dissolved Congress on Monday to end a yearlong battle with rightwing lawmakers over his anti-graft campaign, but rebel legislators refused to leave the chamber as..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra announces he is dissolving Congress

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra announced he was dissolving Congress after it defied his warnings and elected a new member of the Constitutional Tribunal on Monday, prompting opposition lawmakers to..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Congress defies Vizcarra's shutdown threat by holding key vote

Peru's opposition-run Congress defied President Martin Vizcarra's threat to close it by electing the first of up to six new leading court justices in a raucous vote on Monday, bringing the nation to..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra threatens Congress shutdown as lawmakers cry 'coup'

The centrist government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra made a last-minute appeal to Congress to halt the opposition's plans to name new members of Peru's top court on Monday, a vote that..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra threatens to close Congress as constitutional crisis looms

Peru's centrist president threatened to shut the opposition-run Congress if it carries out a plan to make appointments to the country's top court on Monday, as rightwing lawmakers vowed to physically..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra calls for vote of confidence as political crisis escalates

Peru's centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Friday called for a vote of confidence over lawmakers' proposed members for the Constitutional Tribunal, a move that would allow him to dissolve Congress if..
Reuters - Published

Peruvian Congress shelves Vizcarra's proposal for snap election, markets rattled

Peruvian opposition lawmakers shelved a snap election proposal from centrist President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday, knocking the country's sol currency and setting the stage for a new bout of political..
Reuters - Published

Peru orders army to secure port in face of protest against mining project

Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra on Sunday authorized the army to maintain order at a key mining port, a day before an expected new round of protests against Southern Copper Corp's $1.4-billion..
Reuters - Published

Peru's Vizcarra proposes early elections in April 2020

The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra wants legislative and presidential elections to be held next April 19, part of his proposal to hold a vote a year earlier to end a stalemate with..
Reuters - Published

Peruvian President Vizcarra proposes early legislative elections

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Sunday proposed moving up legislative elections and cutting his mandate for 2020, considering that Congress has not approved all his requested political reforms.
Reuters - Published

With confidence vote, Peru revives debate over anti-graft reforms

Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday, reviving debate over President Martin Vizcarra's flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.
Reuters - Published

Peru Congress gives vote of confidence to government

Peru's government won a confidence vote in the country's Congress on Wednesday after a marathon debate centered on President Martin Vizcarra's effort at passing anti-corruption measures.
Reuters - Published

Peruvian president threatens to dissolve Congress unless anti-graft reforms passed

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday threatened to dissolve Congress unless his anti-graft proposals are passed, raising the stakes in a power struggle with the opposition that could usher..
Reuters - Published

Thousands of Peruvians say goodbye to ex-president following suicide

Thousand of Peruvians said goodbye on Thursday in Lima to ex-president Alan Garcia -- who killed himself this week - in the second of three days of national mourning declared by President Martin..
Reuters - Published

Peruvian ex-president Alan Garcia kills himself as police arrive for corruption arrest

President Martin Vizcarra announced the death on Twitter, saying that doctors in the capital city of Lima performed emergency surgery. - Published

Peru President Vizcarra swears in actor as new prime minister

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra swore in actor and former Culture Minister Salvador del Solar as his new prime minister on Monday in a cabinet shuffle that may help shore up his..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Peru PM resigns as approval for Vizcarra government slips

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva has stepped down, the government said on Friday, amid calls for President Martin Vizcarra to shake up his government and revive falling approval..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Peru's PM to resign as President seeks ratings boost: sources

Peru's Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva will step down from his position, three government sources told Reuters on Friday, as the country's President Martín Vizcarra looks to shake up his government..
Reuters - Published

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