Facing impeachment for moral incapacity, Peru's president says constitutional court must clarify meaning of the term
17 September 2020
President Martin Vizcarra of Peru (photo credit: International Potato Center CIP/flickr)
The President of the Republic Martin Vizcarra on Wednesday affirmed that the facts by which Congress raised an impeachment motion against him —over alleged permanent moral incapacity— do not constitute a cause, adding that in any case they should be investigated in the corresponding instances. [ . . . ] In this sense, the top official explained that his constitutional term in office ends in 10 months (July 28, 2021) and that it is necessary for the Constitutional Court to clarify the underlying conceptual issue. [ . . . ] "In the last four years alone, the attempt to apply this concept was made three times, which shows that it is becoming increasingly necessary to interpret its scope so that it is not used excessively," he stated.
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