In this photo provided by the Peruvian presidential press office, Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra delivers a national message from the government palace in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Vizcarra announced he had dissolved his nation’s opposition-controlled congress amid a bitter feud over his fight to curb corruption. (Andres Valle/Peruvian presidential press office, via AP)
Demonstrators who had gathered to protest lawmakers pushing forward a vote to select an almost-full slate of new magistrates to the Constitutional Tribunal, celebrate after President Martin Vizcarra dissolved the legislature in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Lawmakers were pushing forward the vote despite Vizcarra’s warning that the move threatens his fight against corruption and that he would dissolve the opposition-controlled legislature. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
Supporters of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra gather outside Congress after Vizcarra dissolved the legislature in Lima, Peru, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019. Opposition legislators defied the president’s order dissolving congress and have voted to suspend him from office. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
LIMA, Peru Peru is lurching into a new period of political uncertainty Tuesday after President Martín Vizcarra dissolved the opposition-controlled congress and called new elections that he contends are needed to uproot the nations endemic corruption.