Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra scheduled parliamentary elections for April 2021 on Wednesday, fulfilling the promise he made in 2018 by replacing Pedro Pablo Kuczynski when he promised to end his term.
“I keep my word and my commitment to Peru and call parliamentary elections to elect our next president, vice president and congressman for 2021-2026. Let us continue to work to strengthen democracy in our country,” wrote Vizcarra on his Twitter account.
The President took over the Peruvian presidency in 2018, when Kuczynski resigned after two years in office and a political scandal in which members of his government tried to buy the voice of a Popular Force congressman in the vacancy process, to remove him from the presidency for “moral inability”.
In April 2019, Kuczynski was sentenced to 36 months in preventive detention, despite the fact that he is currently serving his sentence in his home while investigating his alleged involvement in a criminal money laundering network in the “Lava Jato” case, the investigation of which you are investigating into constitutional corruption of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht on almost the entire Latin American continent.