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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 05:03 PM

No-confidence vote in Peru forces Cabinet resignations

Updated 11:38 am, Friday, September 15, 2017

LIMA, Peru (AP) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's entire Cabinet has been forced to resign following a no-confidence vote Friday by the opposition-led congress, throwing the country into political turmoil.

The pre-dawn vote followed a heated debate in which lawmakers insulted Kuczynski's prime minister and called for his education minister to resign due to her handling of a 60-day teachers' strike.

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It was the first time under Peru's 1993 constitution that the single-chamber legislature has taken such a step.

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The legislature is dominated by supporters of former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, who narrowly lost to Kuczynski in last year's election. She is the daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who governed Peru for a decade until 2000.


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