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Peru Congress approves removal, detention of lawmaker

12:44 | Lima, May. 2.

Peruvian Congress on Thursday approved the removal of lawmaker Edwin Donayre (Alianza Por el Progreso party) from Parliament and authorized his detention so he can serve a 5-year sentence ordered by the Judiciary for having stolen fuel from a military unit in Tacna region, while he served as its head in 2006.

The decision received 102 votes in favor, zero against, and one abstention. 

It should be noted Donayre did not participate in the session. 

Thus, Luis Iberico will replace Donayre in Congress.

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Published: 5/2/2019
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