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OAS appoints observers to monitor impeachment process in Peru

LIMA,PERÚ-JUNIO 20.Presidente electo Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recibe a premier Pedro Cateriano.Foto:ANDINA/Héctor Vinces.

LIMA,PERÚ-JUNIO 20.Presidente electo Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recibe a premier Pedro Cateriano.Foto:ANDINA/Héctor Vinces.

12:12 | Lima, Dec. 20.

The Organization of American States (OAS) has named special observers to oversee the impeachment process initiated against President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, former Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano announced Wednesday.

"OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro told me he has received my request to invoke the Democratic Charter in our country in the face of the unconstitutional attempt to impeach Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. He also said two special envoys are coming," he stated.


As is known, Congress' opposition party Frente Amplio (Wide Front) on Friday filed a motion to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on the grounds of moral incapacity, following corruption allegations involving scandal-plagued Odebrecht.  

Seconded by legislators from various opposition parties, the initiative came in response to the President's address, in which he denied wrongdoing and ties to the corruption-tainted firm. 

The motion accuses the President of denying having received payments from Odebrecht in a letter addressed to a Congress investigative commission and then admitting to providing advisory services.    

In addition, it refers to a series of alleged advisory fees linked to Mr. Kuczynski disclosed by the Brazilian builder in a report.   

For this reason, the statesman will attend a Congress plenary session, on Thursday, to exercise his right to defense. 

The President's impeachment motion needs 87 votes to pass.

If passed, the impeachment resolution will be published in El Peruano official gazette or a newspaper of general circulation within the next 24 hours.

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Published: 12/20/2017
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