Peru: Ministerial Cabinet gets Congress' confidence vote

ANDINA/Melina Mejía

00:03 | Lima, May. 3.

Peruvian Congress gave a confidence vote to President Martin Vizcarra's Ministerial Cabinet on Wednesday night following several hours of debate.

The discussion was focused on Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva's presentation on the administration's guidelines and general policy.

Within this framework, Parliament supported the Cabinet with 94 votes in favor, 19 against, and 02 abstentions.

Villanueva's presentation began on Wednesday at 10:20 AM (local time) and lasted less than two hours. It was followed by a long debate among legislators.

At 11:53 PM (local time), the Legislative Power approved the request previously submitted by the Executive Branch.

As is known, President Vizcarra took office on March 23 to replace Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned amid a political scandal.

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Published: 5/3/2018
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