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Peru President Vizcarra survives ouster vote in Congress impeachment trial – Metro US

Peru President Vizcarra survives ouster vote in Congress impeachment trial

Peru to vote on presidential ouster, in Lima
Peru to vote on presidential ouster, in Lima

LIMA (Reuters) – Peru’s Congress voted against the ouster of President Martin Vizcarra on Friday in an impeachment trial that heightened political tensions in the world’s second-largest copper producer.

The opposition-dominated Congress vote fell short of the 87 out of 130 vote threshold for ousting the centrist leader on grounds of “moral incapacity” over alleged links to a case of irregular government contracts with a little-known singer.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Cassandra Garrison; Editing by William Mallard)

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