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Peruvian PM, Transport Minister Survive Votes of No Confidence


Peruvian lawmakers have rejected votes of no confidence against the country's prime and transport ministers.

Opposition lawmakers accused Prime Minister Carlos Ferrero of not doing enough to offset the effects of high world oil prices.

The opposition also called for the dismissal of Transport Minister Jose Ortiz over problems within the country's airline sector. Peru's top airline was suspended from flying last month due to an ownership dispute, while its second-biggest carrier was grounded for safety reasons.

Peru's Congress fired the country's interior minister in May over accusations he mishandled a riot in southern Peru.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters.

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