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Peru's President at Congress: I've come to comply with a constitutional obligation

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra attends a Parliament plenary session. Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic

10:25 | Lima, Sep. 18.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Friday attended Congress headquarters, where the presidential impeachment motion is being debated.

In brief statements made upon arrival, the Head of State said that his presence at Congress was to comply with a constitutional obligation.

The President received the corresponding honors and entered the Legislative Branch, where the plenary session was taking place.

The legislators, who signed the motion, invoke the grounds of permanent moral incapacity of the President of the Republic, as established in Article 113 of the Constitution, and propose the application of the succession regime established in Article 115.

It must be noted that the impeachment itself needs 87 votes to remove the Head of State from office.

Moreover, lawmakers from several political groups have announced that they would not support the presidential impeachment.

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Published: 9/18/2020
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