Peru's president says she will seek to move elections up to April 2024

Peru's new President Dina Boluarte attends a ceremony marking Army Day, her first official event as head of state in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. (Photo: AP)

Newly sworn-in Peruvian President Dina Boluarte announced on Sunday that she will present a bill to Congress seeking to hold elections two years early in April 2024 after protests following the arrest of her predecessor left two dead.

"Interpreting the will of the citizens... I have decided to take the initiative to reach an agreement with the Congress of the Republic to advance general elections to the month of April of 2024," Boluarte said in a televised address.