Peru’s president resigns after protests against his rule

The president of the Peruvian Congress, Manuel Merino, salutes after being sworn in as interim president in Lima, Peru, on November 10, 2020. LUKA GONZALES - Getty Images

Peru’s President Manuel Merino resigned on Sunday, just five days after taking office, sparking frenzied street celebrations in the capital Lima following protests against his government.

“I want the whole country to know that I am resigning,” Merino said in a televised speech, the day after a police crackdown on protesters left at least two people dead.

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