Peru President urges Congress to act firmly against corruption

16:52 | Lima, Jul. 17.

President Martin Vizcarra on Tuesday called on Congress to play its part and act firmly against corruption cases witnessed inside the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) and the justice system in general.

"I urge Congress to play its part and act in a firm manner against this issue. To lawmakers, it is time to act firmly against this situation. The population demands it," the statesman expressed.

Likewise, the Head of State announced he has called for a Congress extraordinary session in order to debate and adopt an agreement on the removal of all CNM members for their links to an alleged corruption scheme.

In this regard, the Peruvian leader underlined this gathering is urgent as "people can't afford to sit on their hands when it comes to (fighting) corruption."

"We are not going to allow the breakdown of Peruvian institutions, and we are fighting corruption frontally," he added.

Vizcarra went on to stress his administration is making every effort to make the necessary changes in the CNM.

"The most important thing is to rebuild confidence in institutions, and that is why I am decisively leading the process to shape a prosperous, fair, and sovereign Peru, in which citizens can trust the justice system," he highlighted.

Published: 7/17/2018
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