A confidence vote in the government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra was suspended in the country's Congress in Lima at 21:25 local time Tuesday (02:25 Wednesday GMT), after over nine hours of heated debate.
The President of Peru's Congress, Daniel Salaverry, suspended proceedings saying that the debate would have to begin again on Wednesday morning.
Vizcarra has been trying to pass a raft... Еще of anti-corruption measures through Congress, including one that would strip its members of legal immunity, but has as of yet failed to do so in the face of an opposition-controlled Congress.
If Peru's Congress votes 'no confidence', Vizcarra could invoke a constitutional measure that would authorise him to dissolve Congress and call new legislative elections.
The move was met with outcry from the opposition, who accused the president of launching a 'coup'.