After ex-president Pedro Castillo was impeached a few hours after attempting to dissolve parliament, Peru has a female president for the first time.
After a dramatic day in Lima on Wednesday, Dina Boluarte, the former vice-president, took the oath of office.
Mr. Castillo had earlier in the day said that he would replace Congress with a “extraordinary emergency administration.”
However, lawmakers disregarded this and impeached him in a special session. After being imprisoned, he was given a rebellion charge.
He was on his way to the Mexican embassy in the nation’s capital, according to reports in the local media.
The 60-year-old lawyer Ms. Boluarte declared she would serve as president until July 2026, which would have been the conclusion of Mr. Castillo’s term.