Bellido obtains confidence in Peru and clears threat of political crisis

The three most conservative groups in the Chamber, Fuerza Popular (pro-Fujimori), Avanza País (ultra-liberal), and Renovación Popular (extreme right), did not vote.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Peruvian Congress granted its confidence to the Cabinet elected by President Pedro Castillo and thus cleared, at least for a while, the specter of a new political crisis in the country, by allowing the new government to formally and constitutionally exercise its functions.

With 73 votes in favor, 50 against, and no abstentions, Prime Minister Guido Bellido and his ministers, a group questioned by certain political and media sectors for its left-wing positioning, with some of its members denounced for their proximity to groups such as Sendero Luminoso and with serious deficiencies in gender . . .

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