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Peru PM: Fake news spread to damage President's reputation


LIMA,PERÚ-JULIO 28.Mensaje a la Nación del Presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski en el Congreso de la República.Foto:ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

LIMA,PERÚ-JULIO 28.Mensaje a la Nación del Presidente Pedro Pablo Kuczynski en el Congreso de la República.Foto:ANDINA/ Prensa Presidencia

13:38 | Lima, Mar. 19.

Prime Minister Mercedes Araoz on Monday warned that fake news is being spread to harm President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's moral integrity and make him resign.

"Fake news has been circulating to damage President's reputation and to do what Mrs. Keiko Fujimori said, push him to resign. He [Mr. Kuczysnki] won't do it because he wants to preserve his honor," she expressed.

Araoz deemed as embarrassing the publication of incomplete and malicious information to harm people's moral integrity.

"This is really embarrassing […] and reminds me of the worst times in the 1990s when slanders were made to damage people's reputation," she told ATV channel.

The government official reiterated there is an intention to corner the Head of State and carry out a parliamentary coup d'etat.

Last week, Mr. Kuczynski met with Congress' Lava Jato Commission members, who had arrived at Lima's Government Palace to collect statements from him.

As is known, a group of legislators from opposition parties filed a new presidential impeachment motion against the Peruvian leader on the grounds of moral incapacity.

Congress will debate the new impeachment motion on March 22.

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Publicado: 19/3/2018