Crisis-hit Peru gets new president, third in a week

Peru’s Congress on Monday chose a 76-year-old former World Bank official as the South American country’s new president – the third in a roller coaster week of political upheaval.Francisco Sagasti was elected as lawmakers met to try to move on from a crippling political crisis, sparked by the impeachment of a popular president and the resignation of his controversial successor amid protests that killed two people.“I believe that Francisco Sagasti will respond to the expectations of the citizens,…

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