8 February 2023

Peru: President Castillo dissolves congress, calls for elections

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo said on Wednesday he will dissolve Congress and call for elections, barely 18 months into a five-year term. A state of emergency has also been declared and a curfew has been announced. The opposition had been debating whether to impeach the president for the third time. Castillo made the declaration in a televised address to the nation. Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez joins us live from Lima for the latest updates. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ #Peru #PedroCastillo #CongresoDelPeru #BreakingNews
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