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Peruvian president calls for national dialogue to resolve political crisis

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Peruvian President Dina Boluarte speaks at a press conference in Lima. Photo: AFP/VNA

Speaking at a press conference, President Boluarte emphasized that the current situation in Peru is very fragile, but people can completely strengthen democracy and national institutions. She therefore called on the political leaders of all parties, the heads of social and labor organizations, as well as the general people to meet and discuss the national agenda.

The socio-political crisis erupted in Peru on December 7, 2022 when then-President Pedro Castillo was deposed and arrested by the National Assembly, paving the way for Dina Boluarte to assume the post of President. provisional system. Castillo’s supporters demand Boluarte’s resignation and new elections. More than 60 people have been killed in clashes between security forces and protesters.

The official newspaper El Peruano reported on February 10 that Peru had extended the state of emergency in many areas of the country amid the crisis.

A state of emergency was previously imposed in 44 districts for the armed forces to restore order. El Peruano newspaper stated that the state of emergency will be extended for another 60 days.

In the context of the General Confederation of Peruvian Workers (CGTP) calling for new protests to reach a solution to the political crisis, the Peruvian police on February 9 deployed nearly 10,000 security personnel at the capital center. Lima city.

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