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2020-11-16T00:00:02+00:00

Peru's interim President Manuel Merino resigns

Peru's interim President Manuel Merino resigns
President Manuel Merino Credit: Congresso Peru

After thousands of protestors demanded his removal, Peru's interim President Manuel Merino resigned Sunday.

Protests began peacefully but grew more intense during the later hours of the day. Protestors and police have clashed, and according to witness, reports shots were fired by police.

Merino assumed the presidency on Tuesday after the opposition-dominated Congress voted to remove his predecessor Martin Vizcarra, over bribery allegations, which he denies.

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