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The Congress of Peru rules out the possibility of debating the motion of censure against its president

September 16, 2020

The Congress of Peruvian MPs this Tuesday voted against allowing a motion of censure against its President Manuel Merino after the left-wing coalition Frente Amplio proposed the debate on the matter for guilty of misconduct in the EU request for dismissal against the head of state Martín Vizcarra, who even tests the armed forces.

The Broad Front proposal had only 10 supporters, the formation itself and the Purple Party, with 93 votes against and 21 abstentions.

From the coalition of the left, they have argued that Merino allowed “inappropriately” and “without respect for the parliamentary process” by listening to the audios that would involve Vizcarra in the case known as “Richard Swing” in which he gave instructions would have given to two officials at the government palace who have already been released from their duties on how to proceed against them during the investigation.

The Congress of Peru rules out the possibility of debating the motion of censure against its presidentThe Congress of Peru rules out the possibility of debating the motion of censure against its president

The petition for a motion of censure against Vizcarra is motivated by an alleged corruption crime after some audios were released involving the president in the case of singer Richard Cisneros, known as “Richard Swing,” who was investigated for his alleged attitude between 2018 and 2020 in the Ministry of Culture irregularly, through a series of contracts worth 155,000 soles (more than 35,000 euros).

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