Peru Congress Opens Vizcarra Impeachment Trial
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Fri 18th September 2020 | 10:50 PM
Lima, Sept 18 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 18th Sep, 2020 ) :President Martin Vizcarra remained defiant Friday as Peru's congress began an impeachment debate ahead of a vote that analysts say he is expected to survive.
"I'm not running. I didn't do it before and I'm not going to do it now," Vizcarra said in a brief statement to lawmakers before leaving his defense to his lawyer Roberto Pereira.
Vizcarra has accused Marino of "conspiracy" by trying to secure military assurances for a bid to succeed him.
Most of the 130 lawmakers joined the debate by video link due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has taken a heavy toll in the South American country.
Congress voted last week to open impeachment proceedings against the 57-year-old president for "moral incapacity" over accusations he incited aides to lie to anti-graft investigators.