In March, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was forced to present his resignation to the Presidency of the Republic in the midst of a second request for a presidential vacancy, allegations of buying votes, and investigations his companies’ link to Odebrecht.
Likewise, Martín Vizcarra assumed the Presidency to complete the constitutional mandate and to propose among the axes of his government the frontal fight against corruption, which led him to further a referendum in order to approve reforms to the political and justice system.
This year, in addition, was marked by the political estrangement of the brother and sister Keiko and Kenji Fujimori, which caused the breakdown of the Fujimorist caucus in Congress, the suspension of Kenji, and the loss of an absolute majority of their party Fuerza Popular.
Another important event took place in October when Alberto Fujimori’s humanitarian pardon was annulled and his return to prison ordered, as well as the preventive detention of Keiko Fujimori and her principal advisers, as part of the investigations by the false contributors to her 2011 presidential campaign.
The political atmosphere also suffered a tremor on November 18, when it was learned that former President Alan García entered the residence of the Uruguayan ambassador in Lima to request diplomatic asylum, fearful of being the subject of a preventive detention order from the Prosecutor’s Office.
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