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.

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.