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Peruvian Congress rejected vacancy motion against Castillo

With 76 votes against, 46 in favor and 4 abstentions, the Plenary of the Peruvian Congress rejected on Tuesday the admission of the vacancy motion against President Pedro Castillo, presented by the bench of right-wing parties on November 25, as well. It was announced by the Congress of Peru through a post published on its official Twitter account.

Motion 1222 proposed to declare the permanent moral incapacity of President Castillo and was presented by the Avanza País, Fuerza Popular and Renovación Popular parties, which represent a third of Parliament.

Representatives of the Peru Libre, Together for Peru and New Peru parties, and of the center, Podemos Peru, Somos Peru and Partido Morado had expressed that they would reject the request.

For the vacancy motion to be admitted, 52 votes were needed from the 130 legislators, a number lower than the number added by the three driving forces behind the request.