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Peru congress starts impeachment process of President Martín Vizcarra

The Congress of Peru voted to admit the impeachment process against the President Martín Vizcarra. There were 65 votes in favour, 36 against and 24 abstentions.

After the admission, the plenary set for September 18 the debate of the motion. President Martín Vizcarra, or his lawyer, may appear to give his defense, and his dismissal requires 87 votes according to the parliamentary regulations.

The Congress is investigating government contracts awarded to singer Richard Cisneros worth $49,500, and the links between Cisneros and Vizcarra.

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