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Peru’s VP Dina Boluarte sworn in as president after Castillo removed

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Peru’s Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in as president on Wednesday, replacing Pedro Castillo who was ousted by Congress earlier in the day, just 17 months after his election.

Boluarte, 60, said during a session of congress that she was taking office “in accordance with the Constitution of Peru, from now until July 26, 2026.” That’s when Castillo’s term would have ended.


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