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FILE PHOTO: Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski speaks during an interview at the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit in Lima, Peru August 11, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/ File photo

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LIMA (Reuters) - Opposition lawmakers in Peru's Congress presented a motion on Friday seeking to impeach President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for "moral incapacity" due to his ties to Brazil's Odebrecht, a company that has admitted to paying bribes across Latin America.

The motion was signed by lawmakers from across the political spectrum. It said Kuczynski's Thursday evening address, in which he said he would not resign and denied wrongdoing over payments made by Odebrecht to a company he owned, was unconvincing.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino and Mitra Taj; Writing by Caroline Stauffer, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)

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