At noon on Wednesday, December 7, 2022, hours before the Peruvian parliament debated a motion to remove President Pedro Castillo (the third), President Castillo addressed the nation to announce the dissolution and closure of Congress and the call for new elections. “In response to the citizen claim throughout the country, we made the decision to establish an emergency government aimed at establishing the rule of law and democracy.” Establishes a curfew between 10:00 p.m. and 4:00 a.m.
After the president’s announcement, congressmen from different benches denounce Castillo’s coup. The Peruvian vice president, Dina Boluarte, denounces that the closure of Congress and the formation of an emergency government dictated by President Pedro Castillo constitutes a “coup d’état”
Pedro Castillo is arrested, the Peruvian people took the streets to protest and the story continues: