Peru’s interim president, Manuel Merino, has resigned less than a week into his new administration, after a night of protests calling for his removal and a subsequent police crackdown left at least two dead and dozens wounded. Al Jazeera explains that Merino assumed the presidency on Tuesday after the opposition-dominated Congress voted to remove his predecessor Martin Vizcarra over bribery allegations but protesters have since decried Merino’s rise to power, accusing the legislature of staging a parliamentary coup. Peruvians poured onto the streets to celebrate his resignation but despite the ebullient atmosphere, the announcement is all but assured to plunge Peru deeper into uncertainty and legal disarray as legislators wrestle with who will take his place.