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Dina Boluarte sworn in as Peru's first female Pres.

Randy Mancini 11 December 8, 2022
Peruvian Dina Boluarte greets members of the Congress after being sworn in as the new President hours after former President Pedro Castillo was impeached in Lima, on December 7, 2022. - Peru's Pedro Castillo was impeached and replaced as president by his deputy on Wednesday in a dizzying series of events in the country that has long been prone to political upheaval. Dina Boluarte, a 60-year-old lawyer, was sworn in as Peru's first female president just hours after Castillo tried to wrest control of the legislature in a move criticised as an attempted coup. (Photo by Cris BOURONCLE / AFP) (Photo by CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images)
Peruvian Dina Boluarte greets members of the Congress after being sworn in as the new President hours after former President Pedro Castillo was impeached in Lima, on December 7, 2022. (Photo by CRIS BOURONCLE/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 5:32 PM PT – Thursday, December 8, 2022

Dina Boluarte was sworn in as the Peru’s 64th and first female President following the impeachment and arrest of Pedro Castillo.

On Wednesday, Boluarte took the Oath of Office in Parliament, becoming the South American nation’s sixth president in the last five years. This comes after Castillo was impeached by lawmakers during an emergency meeting earlier in the day.

Dina Boluarte became the first female president of Peru after the impeachment of Pedro Castillo

Peru's VP Dina Boluarte was sworn in this Wednesday in Congress as the country's new president after Pedro Castillo was arrested following a failed coup attempt against Congress. pic.twitter.com/iCkMPMcMiE