Peru's president seeks early elections to end 'institutional crisis'

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said in a speech to Congress this would involve cutting short his own term in office and that of the legislature.
Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said in a speech to Congress this would involve cutting short his own term in office and that of the legislature.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

LIMA (AFP) - Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra suggested Sunday (July 28) calling early elections to end what he called an institutional crisis.

He said in a speech to Congress this would involve cutting short his own term in office and that of the legislature.

As it stands, general elections are scheduled for July of next year.

Vizcarra's proposal comes with Peru's executive and legislative branches locked in a power struggle.