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Peru's President: I attend Congress as democrat, in adherence to Constitution

Photo: Congress of the Republic of Peru.

Photo: Congress of the Republic of Peru.

11:07 | Lima, Nov. 9.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Monday affirmed that he attends Congress to assume his defense during the debate on the second impeachment motion against him, as a democrat and in adherence to the Constitution.

"We strictly respect what the Constitution says. Our participation will not exceed the time period of one hour —established by Congress in its regulations— to present our position and point of view," he said upon arrival at the Congress venue.

The Head of State noted that once his "clear, sustained, and forceful" presentation is over, he will head to Junin region to continue executing feasibility and urban works because "the country must continue working."

Moreover, the Peruvian leader expressed optimism upon his arrival at the Parliament headquarters.

"I am a man who —by his nature and personality— is optimistic about the future of Peru," he said.

As is known, today Congress will debate the second impeachment motion against Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on grounds of "permanent moral incapacity" about alleged facts from the time he had served as Moquegua region governor (2011-2014).

According to the regulations of Congress, the presidential vacancy motion requires at least 87 votes to be approved.


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Published: 11/9/2020
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