Peru Congress to debate impeachment of president

Peru Congress to debate impeachment of presidentPeru’s Congress voted overwhelmingly on Friday to consider impeaching President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski next week over allegations he received bribes from Brazilian contractor Odebrecht. Ninety-three of the 118 legislators present supported the proposal to debate impeachment on December 21. “This decision will be communicated to the president to exercise his right to defense (during the next session) and assist with a lawyer if required,” said Luis Galarreta, the head of Peru’s single-chamber Congress.

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