The vacancy motion was presented by the "Union for Peru" with the support of lawmakers from Popular Action, Broad Front, and We Can Peru, on October 20th. The motion's supporters have voiced acts of corruption committed by Vizcarra when he was Moquegua governor (2011-2014).
In order for the vacancy motion to be admitted for debate, 52 of the 130 votes of the full Congress are required. If the debate is approved, President Vizcarra could face an impeachment process that would require a two-thirds vote (87 congressmen) to remove him effectively from office.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Walter Martos has stressed that if Congress agrees to debate the new motion, he would appeal to legal resources in order to stop the process.