lima - The call for the resignation of President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of Peru is growing, now that his name is mentioned in the big corruption scandal around the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Both the opposition and members within his own party want him to offer his resignation.
Among them are also his own cabinet members, put two anonymous sources within the government Thursday. Ministers would have no confidence that Kuczynski would overcome this scandal. A spokesperson for the president contradicts that Kuczynski has lost confidence.
Wednesday it became known that Kuczynski may have taken bribes from the construction company. A total of 4.8 million dollars was transferred to companies that are associated with him, according to a document that Odebrecht sent to Congress. That would have happened when he held ministerial positions.
Kuczynski appeared on national television Thursday evening with a number of cabinet members. He said he did not do anything wrong and said he would not resign. Although he was the owner of a company that received money, he was not the director at the time, was his statement.