Martin Vizcarra (Martin Vizcarra) is suspected of a scandal related to the vaccination against Covid-19 and will submit a petition to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.
Secret vaccination will have serious political consequences for Martin Vizcarra. The Peruvian Congress decided on Friday, April 16 to ban the former president from exercising public office for ten years. The decision was passed by 86 votes in favor, 0 against, and 0 abstentions in a virtual meeting of Congress lasting more than five hours.
As a result, Mr. Vizkala will not be able to win the vice seat he won in the legislative elections held at the same time as the first round of the presidential election last Sunday.
Before the opening of the Congress meeting on Friday, he denied any validity of the procedures initiated against him. “Congress abuses power by continuing its meetings, and does not allow me to exercise my right to defend myself by violating normal procedures. Congress does not go beyond the law and the Constitution.”, Wrote the former president on Twitter.
After announcing his decision, Mr. Viskala showed determination to fight it. “There is no doubt that this situation will be reversed. This conference is legitimate. We will call on national and international institutions, He told reporters outside his home in Lima. We have filed an appeal with the judiciary and have filed a petition with the Inter-American Court of Human Rights. “
In addition to Mr. Vizcarra, Congress also approved two former ministers of the current interim president Francisco Sagasti, who were accused of being vaccinated improperly like the former president. Pilar Mazzetti, Minister of Health, and Elizabeth Astete, Minister of External Relations, were denied the opportunity to hold public office for the first eight years and one year in the second.
Both resigned in February last year when it was reported that they were part of 470 people who had been secretly vaccinated against the coronavirus before the immunization campaign officially started.
The scandal known as the “Void Gate” (“Vaccine” method “vaccine”), which includes officials, diplomats and businessmen.
The prosecution launched an investigation into Mr. Vizcarra and other celebrities in February this year. The former president denied that he had vaccinated irregularly. He claimed that he, his brother and his wife volunteered to participate in a clinical trial before the vaccination campaign was officially launched.
In addition, Mr. Vizcarra took office as President in 2018, and he is still involved in the investigation of corruption allegations, which can be traced back to his time as governor of the Moquegua region in southern Peru from 2011 to 2014. He declared that these allegations were unfounded.
It was in this situation that Congress fired him in November 2020. The dismissal of the anti-corruption crusader president subsequently triggered violent demonstrations during which two people died and a hundred others were injured.