Will Peru’s president be able to finish his term?

˙ Latin America Advisor

Several public officials in Peru have resigned in the wake of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s near-impeachment and his subsequent pardoning of former President Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year prison sentence for abuse of power and human rights violations. The pardon led to street protests, leaving Kuczynski’s presidency on shaky ground despite surviving the impeachment vote in December. Will Kuczynski be able to complete his five-year term? How can he regain public confidence and political influence? Will Peru’s fractured politics throttle back investment and economic growth this year?

Our Q&A in today’s Latin America Advisor features comments from Cynthia McClintockFrancisco DurandCarlos Arata, and Julio Carrión.


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