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2 top officials quit Peru government amid political crisis

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, raises hands after the swearing in ceremony of the new Interior Minister Vicente Romero, at government palace ...
Nuns stands next to a group of police who are standing guard outside the clinic where former President Alberto Fujimori was admitted, in Lima, Peru, W...
A small group of supporters of former President Alberto Fujimori talk outside the clinic where the jailed leader was hospitalized, in Lima, Peru, Tues...

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, raises hands after the swearing in ceremony of the new Interior Minister Vicente Romero, at government palace ...

Nuns stands next to a group of police who are standing guard outside the clinic where former President Alberto Fujimori was admitted, in Lima, Peru, W...

A small group of supporters of former President Alberto Fujimori talk outside the clinic where the jailed leader was hospitalized, in Lima, Peru, Tues...

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Two more senior officials have left Peru's government amid a political crisis in the South American country.

The minister of culture and an adviser to President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski both resigned Wednesday. They quit days after the resignations of three members of parliament from the president's party and his minister of interior.

Kuczynski only barely survived an impeachment vote by congress last week and analysts say the resignations indicate his grip on power appears to be weakening.

The president is also facing criticism abroad and at home over his Christmas Eve pardon of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

Kuczynski said he pardoned the ailing Fujimori on humanitarian grounds. But the decision is widely viewed as payback for support in the impeachment battle from a party led by the former president's son.


Updated : 2021-02-27 09:37 GMT+08:00