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Peru’s Leftist President Braces for Early Attempt to Impeach Him

  • Congress votes Dec. 7 on whether to start impeachment debate
  • Uncertainty drags on Peru’s business climate and recovery
Pedro Castillo
Pedro CastilloPhotographer: Miguel Yovera/Bloomberg

With his approval rating plunging and with few allies in congress, Peru’s leftist President Pedro Castillo this week faces a vote to start impeachment proceedings against him. 

Just five months into his presidency, the unicameral congress will decide Tuesday whether to try to oust Castillo under the constitution’s loosely defined “moral incapacity” clause.