Published On: Fri, Dec 22nd, 2017

Peru: Rightists’ impeachment move fails


The impeachment move of the right-wing party of Peru has failed to achieve the desired result in the parliament.

Recently, the Peru President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, was implicated in a serious corruption case. It was alleged that he received bribe from a Brazilian construction company, Odebrecht.

Though he in the initial stage denied the allegation, he later admitted that a company indirectly linked to him received some kind of payment from the foreign company for the intellectual service it gave.

Anyway, it seems that the Peru parliament is in no mood to accept that the country’s supremo has committed a crime.

As per the report, in the impeachment voting session, the motion to impeach the President has only secured around seventy-nine votes.

Had the opposition managed to secure the support of at least eighty-seven supports, the political balance of Peru would have made a slight tilt towards the right.

In the 2016 presidential election, the opposition leader, Keiko Fujimori, lost to the present president by a very small margin.

Actually, the impeachment motion has been a perfect opportunity for the Popular Force party, which has a clear majority in the parliament, to achieve what they lost in the 2016 presidential election.

Peru is badly affected by the threat of corruption. Its ruling and opposition leaders are equally responsible for the rise in the number of corruption practices among the politicians.


Vignesh. S. G

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Peru: Rightists’ impeachment move fails