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The constitutional reform must still be ratified by at least 87 lawmakers in the next legislative period.
Peru's Congress Thursday approved a constitutional reform that eliminates the judicial immunity of parliamentarians. This decision comes amid an institutional crisis in which four presidents have been appointed in the last 4 years.
Congressmen from Popular Force (PF) and Union for Peru (UP) rejected the ruling, noting that it weakens the Congress' independence and breaks the balance of power between the Legislative and the Executive branches.
Some congressmen requested the extensión of the ruling to presidents who commit any act of corruption during their presidential terms.
The Constitutional Commission (CC) President Omar Chehade welcomed Congress's decision, pointing out that immunity has been "denigrated" over the last 40 years.