On Thursday, March 8th, a multiparty coalition of 30 opposition members of Congress requested the removal of the President of the Republic, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. The motion could be treated on the floor in the coming days.
The request is based on the false testimony of the president in his defense December 21st, when the first motion for a presidential vacancy was debated in Congress.
The president denied the payment of consulting services and the financing of his electoral campaign by Brazilian companies involved in the Lava Jato investigation in Peru. These statements were rebutted by other officials and entrepreneurs in various subsequent investigations.
The motion constitutes the opposition’s second attempt to replace the presidency in three months. In December the president avoided the removal proposed by Keiko Fujimori’s block by only 9 votes.