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Peruvian president resigns amid corruption scandal

Bogota, ColombiaPeruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski resigned Wednesday after a series of videos surfaced that implicated him in a vote-buying scandal.

The Peruvian Congress was due to vote Thursday on Kuczynski's impeachment on the grounds of moral incapability due to his alleged links with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America's largest corruption scandal.

A series of videos surfaced Tuesday in which congressman Kenji Fujimori, an ally of the president, appears to be offering kickbacks to other congressmen in return for voting against an impeachment request against Kuczynski filed in December.

However, since the surfacing of the videos, Kuczynski lost most of the congressmens' support, prompting his resignation.

Source: International Islamic News Agency