Peru Prez wins confidence vote; revives debate over anti-corruption measures
06, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Mains level :
- 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.