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Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (R) addresses lawmakers of the opposition-ruled Congress next to President of Congress Luis Galarreta, in Lima, Peru December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo

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LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told lawmakers that the future of the country's young democracy could suffer if the opposition's bid to force him from power succeeds on Thursday, strenuously denying allegations of wrongdoing ahead of a vote to remove him.

The rightwing populist party that controls Congress hopes to remove Kuczynski from office with a motion on Thursday on grounds he is "morally unfit" to govern, after finding he once had business connections with a company at the centre of Latin America's biggest graft scandal.

(Reporting By Lima NewsroomEditing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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