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The Congress of Peru approves the motion of censure against Vizcarra and sets the debate for next Friday

September 12, 2020

The plenary session of the Peruvian Congress approved the motion of censure against the President of the Andean nation, Martín Vizcarra, for alleged corruption and scheduled the debate for next Friday.

The Peruvian House of Commons presented the motion Thursday after broadcasting some audios allegedly linking the President to the case of the singer Richard Swing, who was being investigated in the Ministry of Culture for his irregular attitude.

According to the Twitter report of the Peruvian Congress, the motion was accepted by 65 votes in favor, 36 against and 24 abstentions. To be accepted, it had to have 52 votes.

The Congress of Peru approves the motion of censure against Vizcarra and sets the debate for next FridayThe Congress of Peru approves the motion of censure against Vizcarra and sets the debate for next Friday

So Vizcarra can appear before plenary on Friday to offer his defense, or he can send a lawyer to do so in his place. In order for the motion to be approved and the President removed from office, 87 votes are required, 22 more than this Friday to accept the motion for processing. The newspaper ‘El Comercio’ has moved.

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