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

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  • In Peru, President Martin Vizcarra won a confidence vote in the country’s Congress 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.
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