Crisis-hit Peru Seeks Third President in a Week to Exit ‘Nightmare’

Peru’s fragmented and unpopular Congress will vote at 2 p.m. (1900 GMT) after an unsuccessful midnight vote to select the only name then put forward, Rocío Silva-Santisteban, a leftist human rights defender.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peruvian lawmakers and the country’s top court were set to debate on Monday, November 16th, who should take over as president after Congress failed overnight to name a candidate to become the third leader in the space of a week marred by deadly protests.

The Andean country’s interim leader, Manuel Merino, resigned on Sunday, after the ouster last week of his predecessor, centrist Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?