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Peru's Congress denies cabinet confidence vote

05 Aug 2020, 11:30 GMT+10

LIMA, Aug. 4 (Xinhua) -- Peru's Congress on Tuesday denied a vote of confidence in the cabinet, leading to President Martin Vizcarra's announcement of a reshuffle.

Peruvian legislators debated the request for a confidence vote in the president's Council of Ministers for more than 15 hours in a plenary session that was held virtually due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.

The motion was defeated with 54 votes against, 37 in favor, and 34 abstentions.

Prime Minister Pedro Cateriano appeared before Congress on Monday to request the confidence vote, informing legislators for more than three hours of the government's plans for healthcare, economic recovery, and education in the context of the pandemic.

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