Peru Swears in new President After Tumultuous Week of Protests

Sagasti’s appointment has appeared to calm tensions, though a deep mistrust of the country’s politicians remains. On Monday night, hundreds of people marched in the capital Lima, with calls for a new constitution and “justice for the fallen.”

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peruvian lawmaker Francisco Sagasti was sworn in as interim president on Tuesday, November 17th, voted for by Congress in an effort to return stability to a country that has seen deadly protests and the departure of two presidents over the last week.

Sagasti, a legislator from the centrist Purple Party, is expected to serve out his term until July next year, with a new presidential election scheduled for April 11th . . .

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