Peru’s Problem Is Bigger Than Not Having a President

By Patricio Navia

The absence of stable political parties is destabilizing democracies throughout Latin America.

Peruvians woke up Monday morning without a president, after Congress failed to agree on a successor for a leader who himself only lasted five days in power Legislators will probably work things out and name a replacement in coming days But Peru will continue to face the same core problem, one that is undermining democracies across Latin America: The absence of stable, institutionalized political parties Unfortunately, this means whoever wins Peru’s upcoming presidential election in April 2021 will probably face the same challenge that has bedeviled all recent leaders: An unruly and...

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