Martin VizcarraAnd the Ex-President of Peru, Was excluded from holding public office by Congress in that country, because he was accused of infrequently vaccinating against Covid-19, A fact known asGet vaccinated“.
this way The former leader (2018-2020), And it was the most voted in the legislative elections on Sunday, with more than 165,000 votesHe will not be able to take his seat in the next parliament.
“Congress passed a resolution excluding former President Martin Vizcarra from exercising the civil service for ten yearsSaid the President of Congress, Murtha Vasquez.
What did Martin Vizcarra say about the congressional decision?
Nee Vizcarra nor his lawyer Fernando Ugaz They attended the congressional session, but the former president denounced the “delegitimized” parliament and promised that he would appeal the decision to the courts.
“We have no doubt that this situation will be reversed. This Congress is delegitimized. We will resort to national and international bodiesSaid Vizcarra after leaving his home in the Peruvian capital.
“We have already filed an appeal for protection before the judiciary, and a procedure has also been brought before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Add the former president of Peru
Congress also excluded former ministers of the current caretaker Francisco SagastiAnd the Pilar Mazzetti (Health for eight years) and Elizabeth Astett (Foreign relations, for one year), her fertilization was also reported infrequently.
Measure against Vizcarra It was approved by 86 votes, Without opposing or abstaining votes, exceeded the 80 required to be removed from the race. Many of the 130 congressmen were unable to vote at the virtual session and others did not attend.
Vizcarra, who took office in 2018 after resigning Pedro Pablo KuchinskyWho was the vice president, admitted that he received two doses of the Chinese vaccine Sinopharm Before it was approved in December by health authorities, but it denies it did so infrequently.
- According to the former president, he, his wife and brother volunteered for a clinical trial.
However, these statements were rejected by the head of the Clinical Trials Department, Dr.. Germain Malaga, Who is also facing questions and has been removed from his position.
“Vizcarra was vaccinated when Peru had the highest mortality and infection rate. He deserves the maximum punishment for lying and abusing his position as presidentMP Ali Mamani said last Friday when he presented the case of Vizcarra within five hours of parliamentary debate.
- He added that disqualification was the “ideal” punishment.
Standing Committee for And Congress had approved eight days ago to accuse Vizcarra ineligible by a majority of 26 votesNo votes against or abstentions. He also agreed that the two former ministers are ineligible to hold public office.
Deserves the “maximum penalty”
Mazzetti and Astete resigned in February after learning that they were part of a select group of 470 people who had been secretly vaccinated before the official start of the vaccination campaign in Peru. The “Get vaccinatedIt will be attended by officials, diplomats, businessmen and relatives of Dr. Málaga and the Vatican Ambassador.
- The Prosecutor’s Office opened a file on Vizcarra and others in February for the vaccine case.
What’s more, Martin Vizcarra, Who has gained high popularity for his defense of the fight against corruption, is facing a separate investigation for allegedly receiving bribes while he was governor of the southern region Mugigua, From 2011 to 2014.
For this issue, Congress removed him from office on November 9 in a lightning impeachment trial, which sparked violent protests that left two people dead and a hundred wounded. in this context , Peru had three presidents in a five-day period and in the midst of the pandemic’s attack.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office requested preventive detention against him on charges of corruption, but justice considered the request “unfounded.” Although he was prevented from leaving Lima without permission and imposed a bail of $ 27,000..