RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an extraordinary plenary session of Congress on Tuesday, October 19, the Peruvian Parliament passed, with 79 votes in favor, 43 against, and three abstentions, a controversial law that significantly restricts the so-called "vote of confidence" that would authorize the executive branch to dissolve Congress if it refuses to place its confidence in two Cabinets of Ministers or passes a vote of no confidence.
The current 1993 Political Constitution states in Article 133: "The President of the Council of Ministers, on behalf of the Council, may ask Congress for a vote of confidence. If he . . .
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