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Peru's Castillo dissolves Congress, to name 'emergency' govt

Published December 07,2022

Peru's President Pedro Castillo on Wednesday dissolved Congress, announced a curfew and said he will form an emergency government that will rule by decree, just hours before the legislature was due to debate a motion of impeachment against him.

In a televised message to the nation, the embattled leader announced he was "temporarily dissolving Congress... and installing an exceptional emergency government" that will "govern through executive orders."