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Peru opposition says Garcia unfit to lead

LIMA, April 7 (Reuters) - Peru's left-wing Nationalist Party presented a motion in Congress on Wednesday to have President Alan Garcia declared "morally unfit" to lead, but the move to force him to leave his post was likely to fail.

The motion would need to clear a procedural hurdle and likely fall well short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass.

The term of Garcia, a pro-business centrist, has been pockmarked by conflicts over natural resources and violence this week has put renewed pressure on him as opposition parties prepare for presidential elections next year.

The Nationalist Party is led by Ollanta Humala, who spooked financial markets when he nearly won the 2006 election but is trailing in polls for the 2011 campaign.

Reporting by Luis Andres Henao; Editing by Sandra Maler

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