Controversy in Peru over President Sagasti’s call to Nobel prize winner Vargas Llosa

In Peru, the president is prohibited from intervening in political campaigns in favor of a candidate and speaking with representatives of bodies responsible for elections; however, Vargas Llosa is neither a candidate nor an election official.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The confirmation that Peru's President Francisco Sagasti called Nobel Literature Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa to discuss the Peruvian presidential elections has generated new controversy and even rumors that there are plans to call for the President's impeachment.

Once it was reported on Thursday that Sagasti had phoned Vargas Llosa, who openly supports candidate Keiko Fujimori, the president confirmed this dialogue. Still, he said that it was to ask him to wait calmly for the final results of the elections held this past Sunday.

Following this information, rumors circulated that opposition legislators were planning . . .

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