Peru’s Congress declined the confidence vote asked for by the nation’s Prime Minister Fernando Zavala. In a 77-22 vote, with 16 abstentions, the Parliament decided to force ministers to leave their posts, and make President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski to form a brand-new cabinet.
Zavala asked for the vote on Wednesday, after implicating the parliamentary majority of censorship. He also stated that the cabinet is undermining the educational reforms proposed by the government and forced the resignation of the Minister of Education, Maril? Martens. She is under fire for her allegedly critical function in an instructor’s strike that lasted for 45 days.
“I am grateful for the excellent work of my Prime Minister and his Cabinet, who worked to protect state policies for the advantage of the nation,” Kuczynski composed on Twitter. The president likewise worried that he would take “not a step back, in defense of the education reform.”
According to the Peruvian Constitution, if Congress twice refuses to support a whole cabinet of ministers, the president is empowered to liquify the parliament and to assemble a legislative election.
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