Peru’s Martin Vizcarra faces impeachment for ‘moral incapacity’

Peru’s Congress has voted to open impeachment proceedings against President Martin Vizcarra for “moral incapacity” amid allegations he tried to obstruct an investigation into nearly $50,000 in government contracts handed to a little-known singer.

Friday’s motion was approved by 65 votes, with 36 against and 24 abstentions.

Fifty-two votes from the 130-member Congress were required to start the proceedings next week, and 87 votes will be needed to remove Vizcarra from office.

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