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Prime Minister sees Congress plans to remove Vizcarra from office a “coup”

Peruvian Prime Minister Walter Martos on Friday accused Congress of breaking the constitutional order of its plans to vote on a no-confidence vote against President Martín Vizcarra and ruled out plans for a “coup d’état”.

Congress must decide today whether to vote on the motion of censure tabled against Vizcarra after some audios were broadcast allegedly linking the President to the case of singer Richard Swing, who was being investigated at the Ministry of Culture for his irregular attitude.

In an interview at the RPP station, Martos assured that the government is in favor of the investigation proceeding, with due process and to the last resort, and that it is justice that determines whether there is any responsibility on the part of the President there.

Prime Minister sees Congress plans to remove Vizcarra from office a “coup”
Prime Minister sees Congress plans to remove Vizcarra from office a “coup”

“But when Congress tries to use the audios to break the constitutional order, it is practically giving a coup for arbitrarily interpreting what the constitution says about the presidential vacancy,” he said. defended, according to the state authority Andina.

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