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Peruvian lawmakers present new motion to oust Kuczynski

FILE PHOTO: Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Government Palace in Lima

FILE PHOTO: Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru, February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Guadalupe Pardo/File Photo

LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian lawmakers on Thursday presented a new motion to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for allegedly lying about ties to Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

The motion, presented in a document seen by Reuters, was signed by 29 lawmakers while at least 87 votes would be needed to impeach Kuczynski. A previous effort to remove him in December came up short and Kuczynski denies wrongdoing.

A vote on the new motion has not yet been scheduled.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

 

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