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Peru President: "Watch out, corrupt people. Full force of the law to be applied"

10:59 | Lima, Jul. 2.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra said his Government will have zero tolerance towards corruption and warned those linked to such crime to watch out because the full force of the law will be brought against them.

"Watch out, corrupt people, because we are going to apply the full force of the law against you, for sure," he told Latina local channel.

The Head of State noted the courage of Ayacucho's mayor, who approached him to report he had been asked to pay a bribe for a budget deal.

The local authority has come to Lima bringing conclusive evidence that backs his accusation, thus enabling identification of the official and bringing the complaint before the Public Ministry.

Transparent administration
 
The Peruvian leader —who completes 100 days in office— expressed regret over alleged charges of corruption brought against ex-presidents and said his administration will change that situation.

"We have three years and four months to govern. It's not a short period of time to do important things. Consequently, at the end of our term, it will be proved that a national administration can be decent and transparent," he affirmed.

Vizcarra admitted he has shown total dedication to his work during his first three months in office.

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Published: 7/2/2018
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