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Peru President Pedro Castillo Ousted After Attempting to Dissolve Congress

LIMA, Peru—Peru’s Congress overwhelmingly voted to remove President Pedro Castillo from office on Wednesday, shortly after the Peruvian leader plunged this country into turmoil by announcing he would dissolve the legislature to avoid impeachment.

Lawmakers declared Mr. Castillo morally unfit to hold office and Vice President Dina Boluarte assumed the presidency as head of state in the mineral-rich country of 33 million. “I request a political truce to install a government of national unity,” Ms. Boluarte said after taking the oath of office.