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Congress to debate second impeachment motion against Peru's President today

Photo: Congress of the Republic of Peru.

Photo: Congress of the Republic of Peru.

09:00 | Lima, Nov. 9.

Today, Congress will debate the second impeachment motion against Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on grounds of "permanent moral incapacity" about alleged facts from the time he had served as Moquegua region governor (2011-2014).

The impeachment motion session is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. (local time).

According to the regulations of Congress, the presidential vacancy motion requires at least 87 votes to be approved.

On November 2, Parliament approved to debate the second impeachment motion against the Head of State, which was submitted by Union Por el Peru (UPP) party and other legislators.

The lawmakers cited a "permanent moral incapacity" of the President of the Republic, as established in Article 113 of the Constitution.

The aforementioned motion received 60 votes in favor, 40 against, and 18 abstentions.

According to the regulations of Congress, at least 40% of votes in favor were needed to pass the motion.

Later, on November 6, Congress Chairman Manuel Merino convened the plenary session for November 9 in order to address various issues, including the debate on the presidential vacancy motion.


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Published: 11/9/2020
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