Peru Congress To Reconsider Early Election, Unrest Continues

People walk on a street in Ayacucho, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022. Peru’s caretaker president, Dina Boluarte, has tried to quell protests, emphasizing her own humble roots and support for protesters' demands that elections, scheduled for 2026, be pushed up to next year. (AP Photo/Hugo Curotto)

(AP) — Peru’s Congress is set Tuesday to consider a proposal to hold early elections, a key demand of protesters who are blocking highways and clashing with security forces around the country.

The lawmakers ousted President Pedro Castillo just hours after he tried to dissolve Congress on Dec. 7, kicking off nationwide protests that have result in at least 26 deaths. The proposal calls for moving up the 2026 presidential and congressional elections to next year.

The idea of early elections has the backing of caretaker President Dina Boluarte, who took over from Castillo. Prosecutors say Castillo is under arrest on suspicion of trying to usurp power in violation of the constitution.


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