Peruvian President Pedro Castillo, against whom impeachment and replacement proceedings are pending today, announced in a message to the nation the dissolution of Congress – an act not seen in the Andean country since Alberto Fujimori’s self-coup on April 5, 1992.
Castillo decided to establish an exceptional government after Congress was temporarily dissolved.
In that message, he stated that an interim government would be formed and elections for a new parliament would be scheduled.
In addition, Castillo warned that he would govern with legislative decrees until a new Congress of the Republic was established.
The Peruvian president imposed a nationwide curfew from 10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, until 4 a.m. Dec. 8.