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Peru Congress votes to impeach president, citing corruption

Peru Congress votes to impeach president, citing corruption

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Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Peruvian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to impeach President Martin Vizcarra as the South American nation continues to reel from the coronavirus pandemic. Congress voted 105-19 on Monday in favor of the opposition motion to remove Vizcarra, 57, a decision the president said he didn't agree with but wouldn't contest. Advertisement "I declare that without agreeing with the decision, today I will leave the presidential palace and go to my home," he said in a national address. "History and the Peruvian people will judge the decisions that each one of us makes." In a statement on Twitter addressed to the Peruvian people, he said they were his "support and strength" during his nearly three-year presidency. "I leave with a clear conscience, my head held high and my duty accompl...