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The word in Lima: PPK will resign in February

There's a well-sourced rumour going round the better informed streets of Lima this afternoon that PPK has simply had enough and he's going to play the age/illness card to resign as President in the near future, perhaps as early as next month. First Veep Martin Vizcarra will then assume the presidency, 2nd Veep and Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz will fade into the background, Vizcarra will put together a new cabinet of ministers with plenty of Fujimori people on board (not Keiko-ists though, she's seriously but SERIOUSLY fallen out with her dad and Kenji is now the chosen one).

But first PPK wants to do his Pope meety-greety thing at the end of this week. After that, hell breaks loose once again in the Peru political class.