Peru's Congress has started impeachment proceedings against President Martín Vizcarra who is accused of trying to obstruct a corruption investigation.
The move was backed in a 65-36 vote. Lawmakers are expected to debate next week whether Mr Vizcarra should be removed for "moral incapacity".
He is accused of misusing public funds and then trying to cover this up.
Mr Vizcarra, aged 57, denies any wrongdoing and accuses Congress of staging a political coup. (BBC)