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Attempt to remove President of Peru fails

Attempt to remove President of Peru fails

Lima, Mar 29 (Prensa Latina) A parliamentary motion that sought to remove President Pedro Castillo from power failed as a result of being rejected by the Peruvian Parliament by 73 votes against 55.
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The vote lasted more than 12 hours, with speeches in which each congressman established their position and moments of tension.

From the beginning of the speeches, the certainty of the opponents of the removal was constantly heard, stating that this measure does not guarantee a solution to the continuous crisis well into its sixth year, which is why it did not reach the two thirds of votes required for the approval.

The lack of votes was recognized by the speakers of the pro-destitution side who lamented in advance the adverse outcome.

After the result, the president broadcast a brief message commending the fact that “good sense, responsibility and democracy have prevailed.”

“I recognize the parliamentarians who voted against the destitution, and I respect the decision of those who did. I call on everyone to close this page and work together for the country’s great challenges,” he added.

The president cleared up doubts about his attendance at the crucial session, by appearing and offering a brief speech in which he disqualified the 20 arguments contained in the vacancy motion by qualifying them as statements without corroboration or under investigation, quotes from the press and accusations discarded by Parliament itself in the first attempt to remove him.

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