The ex-president Martín Vizcarra was disqualified from exercising public office for 5 more years after an infraction of article 126 of the Political Constitution of Peru when he served as Minister of Transport and Communications between 2016 and 2017. Said investigation
With 67 votes in favour, 5 against and 15 abstentionsthe plenary session of Parliament decided approve the pending constitutional complaint against Martín Vizcarra for his alleged links with the Obrainsa company when he was head of the MTC in the government of former president Peter Paul Kuczynskiwho is being investigated for money laundering in the Odebrecht case.
Thus, after the debate of various benches, Parliament finally approved the final report prepared by the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations (SAC) of the previous Congress, as a result of the constitutional accusation presented by former Fujimori congresswoman Yeni Vilcatoma.
Former President Martín Vizcarra called on the Congress of the Republic not to ignore the situation in the country and to use constitutional tools against him to disqualify him for a period longer than that contemplated by the 1993 Constitution. that he was already disqualified for 10 years and cannot be added 5 more years, as established by the Magna Carta.
Former President Martín Vizcarra pointed out that the constitutional accusation against him was worked on quickly and “not with a technical, rational, or democratic character, but political.” He assures that his right to defend himself is being violated, since in the past he was not allowed to make his defense before the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations of the previous Congress.
After exercising his defense, former President Martín Vizcarra proceeded to withdraw from the Plenary together with his lawyer Jonathan Correa Arias. After that, Parliament is set to debate the final report of the constitutional accusation against the former head of state.
Although the conclusion of the report is that there are not enough elements to demonstrate that the former president carried out acts in favor of Obrainsa, it is proposed to sanction him with the disqualification of public function for five years.
On April 16, Parliament approved the disqualification of Vizcarra and former ministers Pilar Mazzetti and Elizabeth Astete for having been irregularly inoculated with the Sinopharm vaccine during the clinical trial in our country prepared by the Cayetano Heredia University.
With 86 votes in favor and without opposition or abstention, the Legislative decision would prevent the former president from taking office as a congressman after having been elected with the largest number of votes in Metropolitan Lima by the Somos Perú party in the April 11 elections.