Mar 21, 2018

Peru president resigns ahead of impeachment vote

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Peru's president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, has offered his resignation to Congress hours before a vote to impeach him for a vote-buying scandal, reports Reuters.

Why it matters: Kuczynski had previously resisted calls to step down, but changed his tune following the release of a video Tuesday that showed his allies attempting to buy an impeachment vote from a member of the opposition party. Kuczynski was expected to play host at next month's Summit of the Americas in Lima.

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