Peru, Vizcarra escapes impeachment – Ultima Ora

(ANSA) – LIMA, 19 SEPTEMBER – Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra escaped the impeachment promoted by his opponents in Parliament who accused him of ‘moral incapacity’ but failed to gather enough votes to overthrow him.

After ten hours of debate in Peru’s unicameral parliament, only 32 deputies voted for impeachment, 78 voted against and 15 abstained. At least 87 votes out of a total of 130 deputies would have been required to approve the motion.