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Peru: Ex-President Garcia cited by ‘mega-commission’

By Manuel Vigo

A congressional committee will once against cite former President Alan Garcia, in order to question him on alleged irregularities that occurred during his second presidential term, representative Carlos Tubino said.

Peru: Ex-President Garcia cited by ‘mega-commission’

Former President Alan Garcia (Photo: Andina/Reference)

A congressional committee will once against cite former President Alan Garcia, in order to question him on alleged irregularities that occurred during his second presidential term, representative Carlos Tubino said.


According to El Comercio, the commission — referred to as the ‘mega-commission’ in local media — will likely cite Garcia for mid February.


Garcia will reportedly be questioned about the Business Track (BTR) wiretapping case, among others.


"We seek maximum transparency and zero corruption,” Tubino said.


“In order to clarify things, Alan García’s presence is essential. We must give him the right to respond […]”


Congressman Henry Wong said he hoped the president would be able to address the four cases that are currently under investigation, instead of having to cite him for each case individually.


Meanwhile, Javier Velasquez — a member of Garcia’s APRA party — said he hoped it was the last time the former president was cited.


“You cannot mistreat the character of a former president. He has a commitment to democracy, he wants to contribute with the investigation that Congress has given the mega-commission, but he cannot be summoned for every incident under investigation," he said.