Peruvian President Wins Impeachment Action against Him for Odebrecht Corruption

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Friday, December 22, 2017
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
33
Issue: 
12
Abstract: 

On December 8, 2017, the Peruvian Congress initiated impeachment action against the country’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, through a motion passed by a vote of 93-17.  The opposition currently controls Congress, and seeks Kucynski’s removal over grafts related to the work of his companies for Odebrecht. However, on December 21, 2017, Kuczynski survived the vote when 10 members of a hard right opposition party abstained rather than supported his impeachment.