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22 Nov 2020
Peruvians gather in the capital Lima in protest, and to pay tribute to two young people who died during anti-government protests. Public prosecutors have opened a preliminary investigation against former president Manuel Merino, his interior minister and other officials over the deaths, as Peru continues to be embroiled in a political crisis, with Congress today electing Francisco Sagasti as the country’s new president, the third in a week.
21 Nov 2020
Peru's President Manuel Merino quit after only five days in office, following a stunning vote by Congress to oust popular ex-President Martín Vizcarra. Protesters decried the vote as a "coup" as rallies turned deadly.

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