18 Oct 2016
Peru’s President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has launched a crackdown on corruption in the government, in the wake of allegations against a health adviser.
The measures include one that would bar employees convicted of corruption from ever returning to a state job.
A leaked tape appeared to show adviser Carlos Moreno plotting to “mine” the system for personal gain. He denies wrongdoing and says he was framed.
A recent poll showed an eight-point fall in approval for the president.
Sunday’s Ipsos poll registered a drop from 63% to 55% in Mr Kuczynski’s rating since the scandal involving Mr Moreno broke. The adviser has resigned from his post.
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