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Peru President: "I feel citizens' support for changing country's situation"

10:44 | Lima, Jul. 20.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra affirmed he feels citizens' support in attempt to change the situation of alleged corruption involving high-level judicial authorities.

According to Vizcarra, the resignation of authorities, such as Judicial Branch Head Duberli Rodriguez, does not mean he is alone in the struggle against corruption.

"I'm backed by the entire population, who wants to turn the situation around. I feel more supported by their will to change things," the statesman pointed out.

"We want to move forward, along with institutions, consistent with values and clear goals of citizens. There's no feeling of loneliness but of support and joint force," he added.

As per the Congress plenary session —set to be held today at his request— he expects lawmakers to be very responsible in what they decide and to remove all members of the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM).

While several CNM members have tendered their resignation —he commented— the plenary session will serve to formalize such leavings.

"This will be the first of many steps to be taken," the Head of State expressed.

According to the Peruvian leader, all those responsible for such deplorable acts of corruption have to step aside.

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Published: 7/20/2018
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