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Peru protests: President faces political crisis

Peruvian president proposed a referendum on reforms to uproot structural corruption, but it’s not clear if he will have Congress’ support.

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    Thousands of Peruvians have taken to the streets in recent weeks to protest systemic corruption after the publication of wire-tapped conversations revealed widespread influence peddling.

    They are calling for fresh elections to purge a political class widely viewed as corrupt.

    Peru's President Martin Vizcarra has called on the opposition-run Congress to back a referendum that could help stop corruption.

    Al Jazeera's Mariana Sanchez reports from the capital, Lima.


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