Peru’s President has rejected accusations of the Parliament

© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated in Photobacterium Peru Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Archival photoPeru’s President has rejected accusations of the Parliament© RIA Novosti / Michael Clientgenerated the image Bank

The President of Peru Pedro Kuczynski rejected on Thursday of all charges in the address from the Congress and declared a threat to democracy in the country.

«We are not talking about impeachment, and impeachment for democracy. Never, as Minister, working in the Central Bank and the Prime Minister, I have not acted in the interests of any companies or people I did not do this as President,» said Kuczynski in his speech in Congress. It’s streaming on the Internet.

Representatives of several parliamentary groups submitted to Congress a proposal to dismiss the end. According to the authors of the document, the head of state in his statements made distortion of the truth. It concerns payments of the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht to $ 4.8 million in favor of associated with the President firms for alleged consulting services.

Kuczynski acknowledged that in 1992 he created a firm Westfield Capital to provide financial Advisory services, but later it was headed by Gerardo sepúlveda, who signed all the documents with the Brazilian Odebrecht. «I had no business or professional relationship with a Brazilian company or its affiliates in Peru linked to the corruption scandal, the relationship with Odebrecht Sepulveda I had no idea himself, Mr. sepúlveda affirmed that I knew nothing about these transactions,» said Kuczynski.

For the President’s resignation required two-thirds votes of the members, that is 87 out of 130. However, by the beginning of the meeting the hall was attended by a total of 108 congressmen.

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