The Plenary of the Congress of the Republic will debate again today the proposal to advance the general elections for this year. Yesterday it was planned to resume the session, but it was not possible because the necessary consensus has not yet been reached to achieve the long-awaited 87 votes to avoid more deadlines that exacerbate the political crisis in the country.
73% of Peruvians want the general elections to be held this year
According to the most recent survey of the Institute of Peruvian Studies, seven out of ten Peruvians are committed to the renewal of the heads of the Executive and Congress.
The panorama is complex taking into account that the right and left benches have their own agendas.
On the side of Avanza País and Acción Popular, they are betting that the electoral process take place in April 2024 in order to approve reforms such as the return to bicamerality, parliamentary re-election, and prohibiting the nomination of people sentenced for crimes such as homicide.
José Godoy explains rejection of Dina Boluarte: “She has allowed the usual politicians to end up co-governing”
The political analyst assured in dialogue with Infobae that the President of the Republic shares power with a sector of Parliament that alleged fraud in the last general elections and is responsible for the current political crisis.
While Perú Libre, Perú Bicentenario, Perú Democrático and the Bloque Magisterial insist on their star project: the Constituent Assembly to elaborate a new magna carta to replace the one of 1993.
Congressmen from Avanza País, Renovación Popular and Perú Libre have come together to block the advancement of the 2023 general elections.
So, with addition and subtraction, only 66 votes could be obtained from the national representation. A constitutional reform, such as cutting the mandates of the president and congressmen, requires 87 votes, so a referendum would have to be used.
After the project to advance the elections was approved, the President of the Republic, Dina Boluarte, would have to call this process so that the people go to the polls exclusively for this issue within a period of no more than 90 days and no less than 60 days, according to the Organic Law of Elections.
76% of Peruvians reject the government of Dina Boluarte, who has been in office for less than two months
According to the survey of the Institute of Peruvian Studies, the south is the area where there is a lot of resistance to the President of the Republic. For its part, Congress has 7% approval.
No other type of query could be included in the ballot that voters would receive.
The most complex would be the following stages in which the authorities of the electoral system will have a key role.
If the 87 votes are not achieved, Peruvians would go to a referendum. (Twitter: Onpe)
The National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec) would order to close the electoral roll and would be informed to the National Elections Jury (JNE) and the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE). Then, the ONPE would have to carry out the lottery for the polling station members, the preparation and distribution of the electoral material.
Approximately, the referendum could cost S/ 787′ 848,872. An amount almost similar to that disbursed to hold the 2021 general elections.
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