Peru: Regime seeks confidence vote as Rolexgate scandal rages

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Peru’s embattled government will on Wednesday ask Congress for a vote of confidence that collides with its umpteenth scandal: how the president came to own a collection of pricey Rolex watches and jewelry. Prime Minister Gustavo Adrianzen was appointed only a month ago after his predecessor resigned over a scandal in which he allegedly granted political favors to a much younger love interest. Like any new prime minister, Adrianzen has to go before Congress to receive the green light to proceed in the post. But the scheduled vote of confidence comes in the same week that six ministers resigned after a police raid on President Dina Boluarte’s home and offices, making it a key litmus test of support for her fragile government.” (04/03/24)