March 8, 2018 / 3:32 PM / 9 months ago

Peruvian lawmakers present new motion to oust Kuczynski

FILE PHOTO - Peru's President-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (C), Vice-President Martin Vizcarra (R) and second Vice-President Mercedes Araoz attend a ceremony to receive presidential credentials from the National Elections Board in Lima, Peru, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Janine Costa/File Photo

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian lawmakers on Thursday presented a new motion to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for allegedly lying about ties to Brazilian builder Odebrecht.

The motion, presented in a document seen by Reuters, was signed by 29 lawmakers while at least 87 votes would be needed to impeach Kuczynski. A previous effort to remove him in December came up short and Kuczynski denies wrongdoing.

A vote on the new motion has not yet been scheduled.

Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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