The President of Peru, Martin Vizcarra, has considered that the new motion of censure promoted against him is “untimely”, at the same time that he has referred to the “sanity” of the parliamentarians so that it does not go ahead.
“At least it is inappropriate,” has settled Vizcarra, who will face this new motion just over a month after overcoming another. Thus, it has been asked “who wants to kick the board of the democracy“and has concluded that” perhaps, who sees that he has no chance in these elections. “
In addition, he has warned that he will not accept that among the arguments of the motion, it appears that they will not be guaranteed “transparent” elections. “We do not accept that,” said the president, as reported by the official Peruvian news agency, Andina.
In this sense, he has defended that the elections, scheduled for the April 11, 2021They will be “completely transparent” and he has argued that the best way to strengthen democracy is to strengthen the election system.
“We are giving all the guarantees so that they are transparent and free elections and the citizen is the one who elects the new authorities,” he reiterated. This new attempt to remove the president It has been supported with 27 signatures by the Podemos Peru and the Frente Amplio parties, by an independent and by two members of Popular Action.
Accusations against him
Vizcarra would have received on the one hand one million soles (235,000 euros), according to an aspiring collaborator, a former high-ranking official of the Obrainsa company, linked to Odebrecht, which claimed that the Peruvian president had requested this amount in exchange for an irrigation project in 2013.
Shortly after, three other aspiring collaborators of the Lava Jato special team, pointed out Vizcarra for his alleged involvement in another case in which he would have received 1.3 million soles (about 310,000 euros) in exchange for a series of public contracts for the construction of a hospital.
With 32 votes in favor, 78 against and 15 abstentions, the plenary session of Congress rejected, on September 18, the motion of vacancy against President Vizcarra for a case known as ‘Caso Swing’, in which the president would have been involved in a series of irregular hires between 2018 and 2020 of the singer Richard Cisneros, worth 155,000 soles (about 36,000 euros).