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Peruvian President Pedro Castillo Responds After Lawmakers Vote to Impeach Him

HeadlineMar 16, 2022

In Peru, President Pedro Castillo on Tuesday rejected allegations of corruption after Congress voted to begin impeachment proceedings against him this week. Castillo, a leftist former teacher and union leader, vowed to correct errors made by his administration and signaled the need for a larger government overhaul.

President Pedro Castillo: “Peru is currently experiencing an unprecedented institutional crisis involving the three levels of government. This has a negative impact on the quality of the public services that we as a state provide to the population. This situation cannot continue.”

Castillo’s approval rating has plummeted to 26% since taking office last July. Peru has had five presidents since 2016.

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