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Montevideo, June 16th 2019 - 04:48 UTC

Tag: Popular Force

  • Tuesday, October 16th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Public opinion support for Peruvian president in his struggle with Congress

    Vizcarra took office in March to replace former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned in a graft scandal on the eve of his near-certain impeachment

    Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra’s approval rating shot up 16 points to a high of 61% in October, after he adopted a harder line with the opposition-run Congress, a monthly Ipsos poll showed on Sunday.

  • Saturday, December 23rd 2017 - 09:23 UTC

    Divided Fujimori opposition helped Kuczynski avoid removal from office

    Kuczynski’s government had denied that a pardon for imprisoned Alberto Fujimori would be part of a political negotiation.

    Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has thwarted a bid in Congress to force him out over a graft scandal, as an opposition lawmaker accused him of securing votes by promising to free ex-president Alberto Fujimori from jail. Before Thursday evening’s vote on a motion to push him out, Kuczynski urged lawmakers to set aside unproven allegations of graft against him to defend Peru from what he called a coup attempt by the right-wing Popular Force party.