Peru: President Challenges Congress to Pass Anti-Corruption Reforms

Peru: President Challenges Congress to Pass Anti-Corruption Reforms

Escalating tensions between executive and legislature fosters new period of uncertainty in Peru, one of Latin America's most stable economies

Peruvian President Martín VizcarraREUTERS / Guadeloupe Pardo / 09.08.2018Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra challenged lawmakers on Sunday to resign his ministry amid a dispute over anti-corruption reforms, invoking a constitutional procedure that puts him on a collision course with the opposing party that controls Congress.Rising tensions between the executive and the legislature are fueling a new period of uncertainty in Peru, the world's second largest copper producer and one of Latin America's most stable economies.Vizcarra called on his cabinet for a new vote of confidence to measure support for four anti-corruption bills he sent to lawmakers in July in response to a scandal involving judges, lawmakers and prosecutors that sparked protests and lowered confidence. in public institutions.By making passing bills a matter of trust in his government, Vizcarra is pushing Congress on the wall.Under the Peruvian Constitution, if the Congress overturns two offices formed by ...


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