Following a long period of discussions, Universidad San Martin have officially been reinstated into the Peruvian Descentralizado after they withdrew from the tournament nearly a month ago.
"Universidad San Martin have returned, the vote was positive with only two votes against", a short note on the club's official Twitter account read.
San Martin recently made clear that they were reconsidering their decision to withdraw and were applying to be reinstated into the league, and the matter went to a vote involving the other 15 top flight clubs at the ADFP on Tuesday. At least 10 clubs were required to agree to the motion for San Martin to be allowed back into the league.
The decision was overwhelmingly in favour of allowing San Martin to rejoin the Descentralizado, with 13 of the 15 clubs voting in favour. Only Cienciano and Sport Huancayo voted against the motion, both of whom are currently burdened with large debts (the cause of San Martin's withdrawal in the first place).
When rearranged dates have been fixed, San Martin will be able to play their Week 2 and Week 3 matches against Sport Huancayo and Alianza Lima. Their Week 1 fixture against Melgar will remain a 3-0 defeat by walkover after they failed to turn up for the originally scheduled match. Interestingly, their first fixture after being allowed to rejoin the league will be against Cienciano, one of the clubs that opposed their reinstatement.