Peru’s president ousted by Congress in political crisis

Former Vice President Dina Boluarte, top right, sings the national anthem after being sworn-in as the new president in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. At left is Congress President Jose Williams and at right is Jose Cevasco. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) In this photo provided by Peru's police administration office, former President Pedro Castillo, second from left, and former Prime Minister Anibal Torres, far left, sit as prosecutor Marco Huaman stands at center inside a police station, where Castillo and Torres' status was not immediately clear, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday and replaced him with the vice president, shortly after the president decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (Peru's police administration office via AP) Opponents of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo rally near the police station, where he arrived and his status was not immediately clear, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress removed Castillo from office Wednesday, voting to replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo decreed the dissolution of the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to oust him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Opponents of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo rally near Congress in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) 
              Congress President Jose Williams sings the national anthem inside Congress with other lawmakers after Peruvian President Pedro Castillo disolved the body, on the day they were planning an impeachment vote on the president in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo also called for new legislative elections, before lawmakers could debate a third attempt to remove him from office. (AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo)
            Lawmaker Rosselli Amuruz celebrates with colleagues after congresspeople verbally voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him.(AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) Lawmakers celebrate after verbally voting to remove President Pedro Castillo from office in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him.(AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) Congress President Jose Williams gives thumbs up after lawmakers verbally voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him.(AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) Lawmakers pose for photos as they celebrate after verbally voting to remove President Pedro Castillo from office in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Peru's Congress voted to remove Castillo from office Wednesday and replace him with the vice president, shortly after Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature ahead of a scheduled vote to remove him.(AP Photo/Guadalupe Pardo) A view of Congress after Peruvian President Pedro Castillo disolved the body on the day lawmakers were planning an impeachment vote on him in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo also called for new legislative elections, before lawmakers could debate a third attempt to remove him from office. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) A pedestrian walks past Congress after Peruvian President Pedro Castillo disolved the body on the day lawmakers were planning an impeachment vote on him in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo also called for new legislative elections, before lawmakers could debate a third attempt to remove him from office. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Police block a street that leads to Congress after Peruvian President Pedro Castillo disolved the body on the day lawmakers planned an impeachment vote on him in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo dissolved the nation's Congress on Wednesday and called for new legislative elections, before lawmakers could debate a third attempt to remove him from office. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia) Supporters of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo rally with a flag that reads in Spanish "Closure of Congress" on the day of a planned impeachment vote on the president, near Congress in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022. Castillo dissolved the nation's Congress on Wednesday and called for new legislative elections, before lawmakers could debate a third attempt to remove him from office. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Peru’s president ousted by Congress in political crisis