Peru president, accused of graft, survives impeachment vote

Peru president, accused of graft, survives impeachment votePeruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski narrowly survived an impeachment vote late Thursday by lawmakers accusing him of graft in relation to disgraced Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. “The demand for vacancy on grounds of permanent moral incapacity has not been approved,” the speaker of the opposition-dominated chamber, Luis Galarreta, said after the motion received 79 votes in favor, 19 against and 21 abstentions. The motion failed by eight votes, as at least 87 votes were required to approve an impeachment.



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