LIMA – Dina Boluarte made history Wednesday becoming Peru’s first female president after Pedro Castillo was ousted from office by the country’s lawmakers.
Castillo was removed from office on Wednesday after attempting to avoid an impeachment vote by dissolving Congress and governing by decree.
Boluarte, 60, rose to prominence as one of the Castillo administration’s most recognisable figures as the minister of development and social inclusion, a job she held concurrently with the vice presidency until two weeks ago.
The renowned lawyer had been left out of Castillo’s most recent cabinet shift, the fifth of his brief president.
Castillo, who was ousted from office on Wednesday and jailed on charges of insurrection, had excluded Boluarte from the new cabinet.