Peru’s pres­i­dent forced to re­sign

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - WORLD -

Lima – Peru­vian Pres­i­dent Pe­dro Pablo Kuczyn­ski’s Cabi­net was forced to re­sign yes­ter­day af­ter losing a vote of con­fi­dence in the op­po­si­tion-con­trolled Congress.

The sin­gle-cham­ber leg­is­la­ture is dom­i­nated by the Pop­u­lar Force party, led by Keiko Fu­ji­mori, the daugh­ter of ex-pres­i­dent Al­berto Fu­ji­mori who is cur­rently in jail for hu­man rights atroc­i­ties and cor­rup­tion.

By law, af­ter Congress de­liv­ers a no-con­fi­dence vote the Cabi­net must be re­newed, and Kuczyn­ski’s new nom­i­nees must ob­tain leg­isla­tive ap­proval.

How­ever, if the can­di­dates are re­jected, Kuczyn­ski can dis­solve Congress and call for new leg­isla­tive elec­tions.

Both Kuczyn­ski and the leg­is­la­tors were elected to serve un­til 2021. –

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