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The President of the Peruvian Congress tried to contact the army before the motion of no confidence against Vizcarra

September 12, 2020

The President of the Peruvian Congress, Manuel Merino, attempted to communicate with the head of the joint command of the armed forces, General César Astudillo, after the audios that compromised President Martín Vizcarra on the Richard Swing case became known. Reason for the motion of no confidence that was opened in Parliament last night.

According to a report by the IDL Reporteros investigation portal, it appears that Merino has managed to contact the commandant general of the Navy through an assistant. He also tried to communicate with the head of the joint command of the armed forces, but did not answer the call.

Astudillo was out in Madre de Dios when he received a call from Merino’s assistant saying that the President of Congress wanted to speak to him. However, the general replied that he was not connected and hung up and did not answer the calls that he continued to receive.

The President of the Peruvian Congress tried to contact the army before the motion of no confidence against VizcarraThe President of the Peruvian Congress tried to contact the army before the motion of no confidence against Vizcarra

Merino also called the Navy Commander-General Admiral Fernando Cerdán to try again to speak to the President of Congress. Unlike Astudillo, Cerdán accepted the call and Merino told him that “under the Constitution” a process would begin that could end with Martín Vizcarra’s departure from the presidency and he hoped “that the process could go ahead normally carried out. “

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