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Peru's Entire Cabinet to Quit After Losing Confidence Vote

  • Cabinet chief accused lawmakers of undermining the government
  • Congress already forced out finance, transportation ministers
Fernando Zavala

Fernando Zavala

Photographer: Guillermo Gutierrez/Bloomberg
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Peru’s cabinet will be forced to resign after cabinet chief Fernando Zavala lost a vote of confidence he’d called to prevent opposition lawmakers from ousting the second education minister in less than a year. 

The opposition-controlled Congress voted 77-22 against the confidence motion Friday with 16 abstentions, meaning President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will have to find a new head for his ministerial team. Kuczynski can reappoint all his ministers except for the cabinet chief though opposition lawmakers urged him to make changes.