Pedro Castillo was facing impeachment vote, third in 17 months. He announced plans to dissolve congress, call a new one and impose a state of exception. Compatriots on the left, right and center rallied to reject his ham-fisted coup attempt. Peru now has a new leader: former vice president Dina Boluarte. With at least 18 parties fielding candidates since 1980, presidential elections are cacophonous. Peru’s political party system was collateral damage from Castillo’s wrecking ball.
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