PPK’s Presidential Vacancy Depends on Barata’s Version and Lava Jato Commission


The technical teams of Frente Amplio and Nuevo Perú political parties held a meeting last Tuesday in Congress to analyze the proposal of a vacancy motion against president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), wrote La República.

These parties “evaluate the pertinence of presenting the vacancy motion after Jorge Barata in Sao Paulo and PPK in Lima declare”, La República explains. This way “they would have the 87 votes that are needed to empty the president’s seat”, they added.

Nevertheless, the vacancy proposal hasn’t been presented yet because there is doubt in it should be done before or after knowing Kuczynski’s answers to the Lava Jato commission in Congress, and what Odebrecht’s ex-president in Peru, Jorge Barata, has to say as well. He will be interrogated by the end of this month by Peruvian prosecutors in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“If Kuczynski does not convince the Lava Jato commission and if what is leaked to the press of the interrogation to Barata compromises him, the motion of censorship would be forceful and would receive the support of other groups,” says La República.

In another scenario, if Frente Amplio and Nuevo Perú present the vacancy proposal before having information of new evidence on their hands, they run the risk of not achieving enough backup from other political parties in Congress.

Another party that has joined the motion is Alianza Para El Progreso, and with this, a total of 89 votes add up in the hopes of achieving the presidential vacancy for PPK.

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