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Congress passed a temporary ban by the former president with 86 votes for and against.

Former Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra was banned from office for 10 years in a unanimous vote by the National Assembly after he was accused of jumping in the queue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vizcarra was found guilty of influencing peddlers, collusion and false declarations in connection with Peru’s VIP Vaccine scandal, prompting many ministers and officials to receive the Sinopharm vaccine before they were widely publicized in this country.

Congress passed his interim ban with 86 positive and negative votes.

It also disqualified former Health Minister Pilar Mazzetti from office for eight years; and former Foreign Minister Elizabeth Astete for a year.

Both former ministers received vaccines and resigned in the ensuing scandal. However, all three deny using their site for early access to the vaccine.

Vizcarra said in February he and his wife were vaccinated last October as volunteers for the Sinopharm trial in Peru – a claim that the university that hosted the test had disproved.

Former president took office in March 2018 with a promise to limit corruption prevalent in the public office and running the country until impeached by Congress last November on separate corruption allegations. , which he has continued to deny.

He is expected to take a seat in the National Assembly following the Peruvian elections over the weekend, when he gets the highest number of votes for any legislator.

Sinopharm’s clinical trials in Peru take place from September to the end of 2020 with about 12,000 volunteers. In addition, the trial’s local managers received 3,200 additional doses of study-related staff, said host university Cayetano Heredia.

Peru topped the second round of voting for the presidency in June, with right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori facing socialist Pedro Castillo, a union leader and little-known teacher. came before, who shook the Andean nation by winning 19.1 percent of the vote in the first round of voting on Sunday last week.



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