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Peru’s Leftist President Survives Second Impeachment Attempt

  • Fifty-five lawmakers support impeachment, short of target
  • Castillo calls for political dialog with congress after vote
Pedro Castillo, center, leaves for an impeachment hearing on March 28.

Pedro Castillo, center, leaves for an impeachment hearing on March 28.

Photographer: Angela Ponce/Bloomberg
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Peru’s leftist president survived the second attempt to impeach him in four months, sparing the politically volatile nation another crisis -- at least, for now.

After a marathon eight-hour debate, 55 of 128 lawmakers voted on Monday night for impeaching President Pedro Castillo, short of the 87 needed. Fifty-four voted against, while 19 abstained.