Lawmakers passed the confidence motion with 77 votes in favor, 44 against, and three (3) abstentions.
The motion of confidence is a constitutional mechanism provided under the 1993 Constitution of Peru. It was created to offer a way out for the Executive Branch when it comes into open collision with Parliament.
Via this mechanism, a State Minister —on an individual basis— or the Prime Minister —on behalf of the Cabinet— can ask Congress for a vote of confidence regarding a law or government initiative, according to articles 132 and 133 of the Constitution.
Under article 133 of the Constitution, the denial of the confidence
leads to a total crisis in the Cabinet.
Article 134 of the Constitution states that the President of the Republic has the power to close Congress if the latter has passed a motion of censure or denied a vote of confidence to two Cabinets.
Congress will not be dissolved due to today's result.