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Manuel Merino sworn in as interim president of Peru until July 2021

Peru's interim President Manuel Merino gestures after he was sworn in following the removal of President Martin Vizcarra by lawmakers, in Lima, Peru November 10, 2020. REUTERS/Sebastian Castaneda

LIMA (Reuters) - Manuel Merino was sworn in as interim President of Peru on Tuesday, after President Martin Vizcarra was ousted by Congress a day earlier.

Merino, who was head of Congress, will be in office until July 2021. Elections are scheduled for April of 2021.

Reporting by Cassandra Garrison

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