March 2023 \ World News \ INTERNATIONAL NEWS

Lima: Amid continued protests against the incumbent government, Peru’s Congress has approved the constitutional complaint against former president Pedro Castillo and two former ministers for the alleged crimes of criminal organisation, influence peddling and collusion.

After more than four hours of debate, Congress on late Friday decided to approve the final report with 59 votes in favour, 23 against and three abstentions, reports Xinhua news agency. This will allow Attorney General Patricia Benavides, who filed the complaint in October 2022, to formaliSe the investigation and initiate criminal proceedings against Castillo.

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