They debate the invitation of Aníbal Torres to Parliament.
The Congress of the Republic approved immediately inviting the President of the Council of Ministers, Aníbal Torres, to respond to the statements he made from the Government Palace. In them, he called on social organizations to take violent action against the opposition in Parliament.
With 73 votes in favor and 38 against, it was decided that the premier will attend, as a guest, the plenary session this Thursday, August 18, at 4 in the afternoon.
Tweet of the Congress of the Republic.
7:45 p.m. Voting begins.
19:40 Parliamentarian Flor Pablo, from the Integrity and Democracy caucus, urged her colleagues to measure their behavior and regulate the questions that will be asked of the president of the PCM. “What we are doing is an invitation so that you can give us an explanation. But, we have to define the type of behavior and the questions. One gets to witness what they say, and if that’s what the invitation is going to be for, it doesn’t make much sense. If one invites the premier, he invites him because he conducts government policy, but these actions, inciting people, do not help. It sharpens the confrontation between both parties. We have to continue our oversight task, but we must also leave the people with a government that works for them”
19:31 Alejandro Cavero, from Avanza País, stated that time is not wasted by wanting to invite the premier to the plenary session. “We are not wasting time, we are doing our homework. We cannot allow them to want to close Congress. Coupism is inciting the streets against parliamentarians. We have had to request security from the National Police. They appeal to a supposed people who no longer support us. We have to investigate with what money these demonstrations are financed. We are doing our homework, auditing power,” he said.
Alejandro Cavero, congressman of Avanza País.
19:23 Rosangella Barbarán, from Fuerza Popular, was in favor of summoning Torres Vásquez to Parliament. “I do not kneel before anyone, only before God. State resources are being used to dispatch at the Palace, when before he liked to receive his guests at Zarratea. In recent days, they have left their Decentralized Councils for using the Palace for these purposes. It is unfortunate that we have to be in these situations for a premier who resigns every two days and is under the orders of someone who does not have five investigations, but six”, she indicated.
19:17 The Popular Action congressman, Edwin Martínez, urged the Executive and Legislative Branches to work together at once: “As long as the president and the premier have their minds blinded to the coup and to victimizing themselves, they will never think about development economic. And if Congress only spends its time beating up the Executive, it won’t work for development either. I ask both powers to work together”, he pointed out.
Edwin Martínez belongs to Acción Popular, but said that he did not go to the Government Palace on behalf of his caucus. Photo: Andean
19:15 The legislator of Peru Libre, Víctor Cutipa, asked his colleagues in plenary to turn the page. “The premier is referring to the coup plotters. At no time has he referred to congressmen or the opposition. I don’t think there are coup plotters here. I think it’s time to turn the page,” he said.
19:11 The Alliance for Progress congressman, Roberto Chiabra, called what Torres Vásquez previously said as irresponsible. “He tries to disqualify the institutions, insults people, incites people. This can generate a social explosion. It is unfortunate that they ask from the Government Palace the closure of Congress. He asks that each of the ronderos bring 50 people to come to get us out and establish a new Constitution. That is totally irresponsible.”
19:09 The parliamentarian of Popular Renewal, José Cueto, asked the president of the Legislative to go to the vote once and for all. “We invited the premier because he is stirring up the people. Mr. Torres is guilty with his verbal outburst. He wants us to face each other among all Peruvians. He wants dialogue but does not give it. They only put on a show in front of the cameras and the only one who is to blame for all this here is Mr. Torres. It is the last straw that we are in this plan, ”he said.
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19:07 The Popular Force congressman, Hernando Guerra, made it clear that he is not a “coup leader.” “There is no coup here, Mr. Congressman. I am not a coup leader and no one here is a coup leader. Analyze his brain. Here we are democrats, ”he replied, alluding to the intervention of his colleague from Peru Libre, Alex Flores.
At almost 7 p.m., the debate began to decide whether or not to invite the President of the Council of Ministers, Aníbal Torres, immediately to the Congress of the Republic to respond to his recent statements in which he invoked social organizations. to take violent action against the opposition in Parliament.
“It is unfortunate to have to listen, we already know the premier who is characterized by this type of non-peaceful speech. I think it has been an outburst to have reached the limit of calling these marches and inciting the population so that they practically come to attack Congress,” said the head of the Legislative Assembly, Lady Camones.
As is recalled, on August 11, the premier urged the leaders of various social organizations, who were at the Government Palace, to mobilize towards the city of Lima to bring the “coup plotters” to their knees and implement a new Political constitution.
“If each one with that energy that they have, with that capacity that they have, with that will to defend their interests, their children and their children’s children, that they bring 50 people each to Lima. Then they would bring the coup plotters to their knees, they would force us to have a Constitution that benefits all Peruvians and not just a certain class, a sector of economic power,” he said.
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