Because of total majority her own party 70 seats c

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because of total majority (her own party), 70 seats c. PPK had 18 seats (his party) 3) Fujimorismo’s Strategy ( Interpellation ) a. Interpellation (in Constitution) Congress has right to call any candidate member to face questions before Congress if wrong doings i. Can fire cabinet member if doesn’t like answers to their questions ii. Take a vote and if the majority votes against, then they’re fired b. Started calling cabinet members one by one for nothing i. Minister of Allocation was good and Congress fired him ii. Can go as far as calling in whole cabinet
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iii. Called PPK’s whole cabinet (including prime minister) and fired all c. PPK needed new cabinet after 1 year into presidency i. Did this for root distrust in PPK and wanted to show how bad a job PPK was doing ii. Deadlock/gridlock so that PPK can get impeached iii. Layed in groundwork to get PPK impeached (not enough to impeach just if doing a bad job) iv. Congress can only fire whole cabinet twice within term of President (every 5 years are elections) v. If Congress fires whole cabinet twice, then President can fire Congress (based on Constitution) and call new Congressional elections vi. Keiko Fujimori had a hissy fit after lost election (wanted vengeance) 1. Wanted to get rid of PPK one way or another vii. PPK thought initially could negotiate, but couldn’t 4) Why was PPK Impeached by the Peruvian Congress a. Using government position for personal advantage (corruption) i. Was Minister of Finance, Energy and Mines 2001-2006 government contracts granted to: Odebrecht, investment bankers ii. Owned a investment banking company while Minister of Finance (gave his own company a contract) b. Lying about his connections with Odebrecht i. Odebrecht paid PPK investment company c. In reality: a political strategy of Keiko Fujimori d. Has lowest level of government distrust of all Latin American governments 2/28/18 In end, accused of Corruption (see above) under Interpellation Fujiorismos have most power in Congress Fighting between son and daughter Fujimori Keingi Fujimori made a deal by PPK, deal was to abstain from impeachment vote in exchange for pardon
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Effects of Government Paralysis 1) Government couldn’t follow through in promises of reforming major government institutions (judicial, police systems) a. Judicial, Congress and Police are considered most corrupt in citizens’ eyes 2) El Niño caused a lot of floods and mud slides, etc. and something should have been done a. Nothing has been done to correct issues caused by it b. Impossibility of reconstruction plans for issues caused by EL Nino 3) The institutional legacy of Alberto Fujimori a. 1990-2000 president b. Distrust among the people for the government c. Fujimori established neoliberalism as the principles governing government policy i. Elected in 1990 ii. In 1992, stages self-coup (called military, fired all politicians and suspended constitution) iii. Ruled through the military iv. Instructed writing of new constitution (neoliberalism) 1. #1From 1993 (when new constitution created) on, Peru is going to be a neoliberalist system 2.
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  • Spring '07
  • Wahlrab
  • Alberto Fujimori, President Alberto Fujimori

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