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Peru: Congress to address confidence motion on June 4

16:37 | Lima, May. 30.

Congress Chairman Daniel Salaverry on Thursday afternoon announced Parliament's plenary session —aimed at discussing the confidence motion introduced by President Martin Vizcarra— will take place on Tuesday, June 4.


Within this framework, the cabinet chief affirmed he was waiting for the invitation from the Parliament head in order to defend the expected political reform before Congress members.


Likewise, he reiterated the Vizcarra administration's commitment to moving the political-judicial reform forward and leaving it as a legacy for a better country, which will rely on clear rules and solid political parties, as well as ban sentenced people from running for public office.

"We will come here on the day to be set by the Congress Chairman in order to defend the political reform that Peru and the (Independence) Bicentennial demands and needs," the high-ranking official expressed. 

The Peruvian Constitution allows an acting President to close Congress and call for new legislative elections if Parliament dismisses two cabinets.

As is known, the current Congress had already granted a no-confidence vote to a former cabinet in September 2017. At that time, Mr. Vizcarra was serving as Vice-President.

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Published: 5/30/2019
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