Peruvian president Kuczynski resigns

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (right) and vice-president Martin Vizcarra walk to the Congress during independence day celebrations, in Lima, Peru, on July 28, 2017.
Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (right) and vice-president Martin Vizcarra walk to the Congress during independence day celebrations, in Lima, Peru, on July 28, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

LIMA (AFP) - Peru's Congress on Friday (March 23) accepted the resignation of president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, clearing the way for Vice President Martin Vizcarra to be sworn in as his replacement.

"The resignation has been accepted," said Mr Luis Galarreta, the leader of the Congress, after a vote of 105-11 with four abstentions in favor of the move.