Aráoz swore on Monday before Congress as interim president to replace Vizcarra, but after he had already dissolved the parliament.
President Vizcarra ordered on September 30 the closing of the Congress and the holding of parliamentary elections for January 26, considering that the legislative body rejected for the third time a "trust issue" requested by the Executive, in this case for the treatment of a bill that modified the process to elect the members of the Constitutional Court.
The opposition sectors, after the resignation of Aráoz, demanded that the head of state resign and call for general elections, an alternative that in the opinion of many jurists is impossible because for the resignation of a president a Congress is needed that accepts it.
At the moment, the Congress is dissolved for the Executive's consideration and only the Permanent Commission, a group of 27 congressmen with no capacity to legislate and whose task is to represent the parliament until the moment when new congressmen take office after the elections, remain in office convened for January 26.
On the other hand, the prime minister said that "from a legal perspective," Mercedes Aráoz remains the vice president, so her resignation has not been accepted by the head of state.
Zeballos also said Thursday the new cabinet of ministers would be sworn in.