The monsignor criticized the congressmen who are in Representation Week. Composition: Infobae Peru.
Monsignor Miguel Cabrejos, current president of the Peruvian Episcopal Conference, spoke in favor of the advancement of the next legislature in Parliament and took the opportunity to question that the congressmen are on vacation in full social chaos that lives in the country because of the protests .
The representative of the Catholic Church maintained that both the Legislative and the Executive Powers should be considered in transition in order to speed up the process for the new general elections in order to end the crisis facing the entire country after the self-coup by Pedro Castillo .
“That early election has to happen as soon as possible. The Legislative and Executive powers must be assumed and considered in transition, ”he said in dialogue with RPP Noticias.
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Miguel Cabrejos took advantage of the moment of the interview to question the behavior of the congressmen in the context of the demonstrations. As he pointed out, currently the parliamentarians are “vacationing” for Representation Week, which is until next Tuesday, January 24.
“I think the advancement of elections is a clamor. They say they are on vacation but how can there be a vacation when your home is burning politically and physically? Peru is burning. Bring forward the legislature, commit to a specific election date and have them considered in transition. Right now we cannot selfishly think: ‘I need my salary, my job’. We owe Peru to ourselves,” said the monsignor.
The head of the CEP added that the bishops of Peru “in assembly, we have decided that if they ask us to mediate, build bridges between the Legislative, Executive, civil society and the groups that protest, we are willing to talk with everyone.”
“Peru is bigger than its problems. We all have to commit ourselves, be binding with our coordination and decisions”, he pointed out and added that, in the assembly, they have decided that each of the 54 bishops, in the 46 jurisdictions, do everything possible to come closer to dialogue with the protesters.
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Finally, he called on the public and all the Peruvian authorities to protect the institutional framework, because, according to his words, “democratic order and the rule of law cannot be destroyed”, which implies the demand for commitments from all parts.
Stock image. Smoke and flames rise from a building during a march against Peru’s President Dina Boluarte, following the ouster and arrest of former President Pedro Castillo, in Lima, Peru. January 19, 2023. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares
The chaos unleashed began on December 7, 2022, when Dina Boluarte assumed the presidency of the country after the failed self-coup by former president Pedro Castillo (2021-2022) and, after a Christmas truce, they regained strength as of December 4. January, especially in the south where dozens of deaths and hundreds of injuries have been recorded.
So far, the protests against the government of Dina Boluarte have left 44 demonstrators and a police officer dead, while another 14 people, including an unborn baby and four Haitians, have died of various causes caused by the roadblocks.
The protesters, mostly Peruvians from the regions of Puno, Ayacucho, Apurímac and Cusco, demand the resignation of President Boluarte, the closure of Congress, the advancement of general elections to 2023 and a constituent assembly, among other demands.
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