Peru's President Dina Boluarte on Tuesday's press conference.
Peru's President Dina Boluarte on Tuesday's press conference.

Peru's President Dina Boluarte calls for a "national ceasefire," while thousands of demonstrators continue to demand her resignation and new elections.

Boluarte also calls for "dialog, peace and unity" after weeks of protests that have sometimes become violent, leading to the deaths of almost 50 people in the unrest.

"I call on my dear country to join a national ceasefire in order to establish a dialog, to establish the agenda for each region and to enable us to develop our cities," she said at a press conference.

On the question of her possible resignation, she dismissed the idea that it would "solve the crisis and violence."

The demonstrators have as goal to make Boluarte resign. Boluarte was Vice President but took over power in December after Castillo was deposed.

Castillo was deposed and arrested after trying to dissolve Parliament and introduce emergency laws, the reason being a planned vote in Parliament on whether Castillo should be removed.