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Peru: Castillo ousted over 'coup' bid, new leader sworn in


Peru's Vice President Dina Boluarte was sworn in Wednesday as the country's new president after Congress voted out Pedro Castillo.  

After hours of uncertainty and wrangling between the legislature and the president, Boluarte took the oath as Peru's first-ever female leader — and Castillo was arrested.

During a session in Congress, Boluarte said she was taking office from now until July 26, 2026, when Castillo's term would have ended. 

"I take office being aware of the enormous responsibility I bear, and my first vocation is to call for the broadest possible unity of all Peruvians," she said, calling for a "political truce to install a government of national unity."