President Merino Resigns After 5 Days In Office As 2 Protesters Die In Peru Protest

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Five days after resuming , President Manuel Merino Peru has tendered resignation sparking celebrations the capital Lima following street protests against him and the ousting popular predecessor, Martín Vizcarra.

“I to let the whole country know that I’m resigning,” Merino said a televised address, a day after a police crackdown on left at least two people .

However, seven the 18 ministers Merino’s announced their resignation on  night after the police crackdown, according to local media.

Merino, 59, resigned shortly after a session of called on him to quit power before 6:00 pm (2300 GMT) or face censure. is expected to appoint a president – the American country’s third in a week.Share this news: