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  • Peru Prez wins confidence vote; revives debate over anti-corruption measures

    Published on June 6, 2019

    In Peru, President Martin Vizcarra won a confidence vote in the country’s Congress yesterday, reviving debate over his flagging effort to pass anti-corruption measures.

    President Vizcarra, who succeeded disgraced ex-president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a year ago won by 77 votes to 44 with three abstentions.

    Vizcarra had threatened to dissolve parliament and force new elections unless lawmakers backed his anti-graft proposals.

    Kuczynski stepped down last year following allegations of bribe-taking as part of the continent-wide Odebrecht corruption scandal that has embroiled three other Peruvian former presidents.