Peruvian Justice Minister Ana Neyra announced this Saturday that the Council of Ministers agreed to pre-emptively submit a request to the Constitutional Court for powers to determine how to interpret the Congress-approved motion of censure due to moral incapacity due to corruption against the President of the country, Martín Vizcarra.
Neyra stated that the government believes that this number should be imputed by parliament “in an incorrect and unconstitutional manner”. “The way in which Congress interprets the Constitution is incompatible with the system of government, it affects executive powers and undermines the constitutional order,” he added on Peruvian radio station RPP.
The minister has announced that until the Constitutional Court has not settled the complaint, he will ask that “it is not possible to process the motion of censure or, as Peruvian law says, to open a vacancy due to a disability”.
Parliament approved the request for a motion of censure this Friday and convened a vote next Friday, September 18.