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Peru's new president spurns opposition proposals on referendum


PUCALLPA: Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra has rejected calls to include measures proposed by opposition lawmakers in a national anti-corruption referendum that would bar them from serving consecutive terms in Congress. His comments, in a Reuters interview on Thursday, underscore the increasingly prickly relationship between Vizcarra's less than five-month-old centrist government and the conservative opposition Popular Force party, which helped topple former President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski after graft and vote-buying allegations. Vizcarra's proposed referendum would criminalize undeclared contributions to political campaigns. (Reuters)

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