Peruvian President Dina Boluarte threatens to push for a constitutional amendment to make the vote happen by October as demonstrators demand immediate elections and her removal from office.
President Dina Boluarte expresses regret after Congress refuses to speed up timeline for presidential election amid widespread social and political unrest.
Lawmakers already agreed last month to bring forward elections from 2026 to April 2024.
Moving elections to later this year could help the Andean country "get out of this quagmire we're in," says President Dina Boluarte who has been facing daily protests that have left almost 60 people dead.
Lima says traffic remains blocked in eight of the Andean country's 25 regions, blaming roadblocks for many deaths and shortages of basic goods.
Motion against Dina Boluarte, signed by more than 20 leftist congressmen who support ousted leader Pedro Castillo, must be approved by 52 votes before it can be debated in Congress.
LPG is increasingly becoming hard to find in southern regions of Arequipa, Tacuna and Puno — relatively poor with large Indigenous populations — while prices of basic food items such as potatoes and tomatoes have tripled.
Protesters clash with police in capital as President Dina Boluarte calls for "dialogue, peace and unity" following weeks of violent protests in the Andean nation.
Another mass rally is planned for Tuesday by protesters demanding the resignation of President Dina Boluarte, despite authorities calling a state of emergency.
Prior to closing of Machu Picchu, rail services to site had already been suspended due to damage to track by demonstrators calling for President Boluarte's resignation, authorities say.
Thousands of protesters demanding ouster of President Dina Boluarte pour into capital Lima, clashing with police and receiving tear gas.
Peruvians pour into Lima, many from remote Andean regions, to protest against President Dina Boluarte and in support of her predecessor, whose ouster last month sparked deadly unrest and political chaos.
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