Peru, Iran, Hurricane Iota: overnight information

In Peru, Francisco Sagasti elected interim president. The Peruvian parliament appointed the centrist deputy on Monday, after a week of political chaos that saw the dismissal of the head of state, Martín Vizcarra, the resignation of his successor, Manuel Merino, and a series of popular protests violently repressed by the law enforcement. Francisco Sagasti, a 76-year-old engineer, who worked for the World Bank, was elected Speaker of Parliament by MPs and automatically becomes Head of State, according to the Constitution. His mandate runs until the 28 …

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