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2019–2020 Peruvian constitutional crisis
Part of 2017–19 Peruvian political crisis
Palacio del Gobierno del Perú.jpg
Top to bottom:
Palacio de Gobierno, seat of Peru's presidency.
Palacio Legislativo, meeting place of the Congress of Peru
Date 30 September 2019 (2019-09-30) – ongoing
(1 year, 11 months and 27 days)
Parties to the civil conflict
Presidential Standard of Peru.svg President of Peru
Council of Ministers
Flag of Peru (war).svg Armed Forces of Peru
Lead figures
Pedro Olaechea

The 2019–2020 Peruvian constitutional crisis began when President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the Congress of Peru on 30 September 2019. Congress responded by declaring Vizcarra's presidency suspended and appointed Vice President Mercedes Aráoz as interim president, moves that were largely seen as null and void.

The next day, on 1 October 2019, Aráoz announced her resignation while Vizcarra issued a decree for legislative elections to be held on 26 January 2020.

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