- (be) sworn into office as ～
- stage a coup
- then- ～
- permanent moral incapacity
- accuse ～ of ... -ing…
Peru's president resigns after five days
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's president resigned on Nov. 15 as the country entered a constitutional crisis following huge protests triggered when Congress removed the nation's leader.
Manuel Merino was sworn into office as head of state on Nov. 10, despite protesters' allegations that legislators had staged a parliamentary coup.
However, Merino resigned after a night of unrest in which two young protesters were killed and half his Cabinet resigned.
Congress removed then-President Martin Vizcarra on Nov. 9 using a clause that allows the powerful legislature to remove a president for "permanent moral incapacity." Legislators accused Vizcarra of taking more than $630,000 in bribes.
On Nov. 17, centrist Francisco Sagasti became the new president.