Peru’s president races home by car to avoid impeachment motion

President Pedro Castillo rushed back to Peru by automobile from a check out to Ecuador to avoid currently being impeached, just after terrible temperature grounded his plane.

Peru is politically unstable and removes its presidents often.

Castillo risked violating the constitution — and supplying the opposition an excuse to go following him — if he failed to arrive back again in Peru by midnight Friday foremost into Saturday.

That was the deadline set by Congress as it accredited his pay a visit to to neighboring Ecuador, the place Castillo satisfied with President Guillermo Lasso in the town of Loja, which is 264 kilometers (160 miles) from the Peruvian border.

Castillo qualified prospects a minority authorities, and the legislature is in fact managed by opposition events.

As bad temperature prevented the presidential airplane from getting off Friday night, Castillo set off by car on a five-hour journey to cross the border in time.

He arrived at the Tumbes border crossing with an hour to spare, area information corporations claimed.

Castillo, a leftist, has only been in electricity for 9 months, and currently Congress has voted two times to try to take out him.

These impeachment motions have turn out to be frequent in Peru and introduced down presidents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in 2018 and Martin Vízcarra in 2020.

Considering the fact that December 2017, Peru’s Congress has held no much less than six impeachment votes.