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Peru: Congress rejects censure motion against Economy Minister

Peruvian Economy and Finance Minister Maria Antonieta Alva attends a Congress

Peruvian Economy and Finance Minister Maria Antonieta Alva attends a Congress' plenary session. Photo: ANDINA/PCM

18:58 | Lima, Sep. 15.

During a plenary session held on Tuesday, Congress members rejected the motion of censure submitted against Economy and Finance Minister María Antonieta Alva.

The unsuccessful motion obtained 46 votes in favor, 76 against, and 6 abstentions.

Lawmakers began the corresponding debate this morning on the proposal introduced by parties Frente Amplio (Wide Front), Union por el Peru (Unity for Peru), the Agricultural People's Front of Peru (FREPAP), and Podemos Peru (We can Peru).

According to them, the responses of Minister Alva referring to the economic management at times of COVID-19 had not been satisfactory.

During the debate, groups such as Fuerza Popular (Popular Force), Alianza para el Progreso (Alianza for Progress), and Partido Morado (Purple Party) did not support the motion against Minister Alva.

According to Congress' regulations, the censure motion requires the favorable vote of more than half the legal number of Parliament members in order to be passed.


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Published: 9/15/2020
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