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  • Peru's interim president Manuel Merino, resigned on Sunday after being in office for just five days.

  • Marino was appointed by Congress following the impeachment of former president Martine Vizcarra.

  • But after a week of some of Peru's largest protests in decades, Marino's departure leaves the country back in limbo and without a leader.

  • At this moment when the country is going through one of its greatest political crises, I want to announce to all the country that I present my irrevocable resignation of the post of the presidency off the republic.

  • I call for the peace and unity of all Peruvians.

  • Peruvians poured into the streets Sunday to celebrate Marino's departure, waving flags, chanting and banging pots.

  • But this past week has been far from a celebration.

  • Clashes between protesters and police in the streets have continued since Congress took a sudden vote last Monday to remove the Scada over bribery allegations.

  • Vis Kata, a political centrist, has been widely popular with Peruvians since being removed.

  • He's called Marino, a dictator installed by Congress and warned against allowing lawmakers toe once again determined who would become Peru's next leader.

  • Many of the demonstrators agreed the people did not choose you Marino stop with the repression.

  • Two young protesters had died from gunshot wounds in this week's clashes, according to state medical officials.

  • Peru's national human rights coordinator said over 100 people were injured, some after inhaling tear gas, and dozens were still missing.

  • The latest political shakeup comes as Peru faces what is expected to be its worst economic recession in a century from the global health crisis.

  • The country's next presidential elections are scheduled for April next year.

Peru's interim president Manuel Merino, resigned on Sunday after being in office for just five days.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/11/18
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