Peru congress suspends Fujimori, lacks quorum for dismissal

Lima (AFP) – Peru’s congress suspended lawmaker Kenji Fujimori late Wednesday over corruption allegations but lacked a quorum to dismiss him as part of a fight with his sister for control of their father’s political dynasty.

After 11 hours of debate, 61 lawmakers voted to suspend the youngest son of former president Alberto Fujimori.

But the speaker of the chamber, Luis Galarreta, then suspended the session citing a lack of quorum — 67 lawmakers — before it could vote on a motion to dismiss Fujimori as sought by the party of his sister, Keiko Fujimori.