The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed that the facts by which
do not constitute a cause, adding that in any case they should be investigated in the corresponding instances.
"The central objective of the defense is to explain that the facts do not constitute the cause of vacancy over permanent moral incapacity; in any case, they must be investigated in the corresponding instances," he expressed.
"In the last four years alone, the attempt to apply this concept was made three times, which shows that it is becoming increasingly necessary to interpret its scope so that it is not used excessively," he stated.
"In Peru, the rule is that presidents remain in office with a five-year mandate and are removed for exceptional reasons that result in a vacancy," he added.
For this reason, the statesman considered that the grounds for vacating a President of the Republic "must be objective and restrictively interpreted."
Mr. Vizcarra added that —depending on the decision adopted by the Constitutional Court— the legal strategy for September 18 will be defined. On that day, Congress will debate the impeachment motion
Remarks were made during a meeting with representatives of the Association of Municipalities of Peru (AMPE), the Network of Urban and Rural Municipalities of Peru (Remurpe) and the National Assembly of Regional Governments (ANGR).
The event took place at Lima Convention Center.