Peru’s president forced to resign
– 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. – AFP