The blended appointment, scheduled for Friday at 3:00 p.m., was also sent to the heads of the electoral bodies.
The Constitution and Regulation Commission, chaired by Hernando Guerra (Popular Force), this Thursday sent an invitation to Prime Minister Alberto Otárola to support the Executive’s proposal to advance the elections to October 2023.
Executive presented a “priority” bill to advance elections for October 2023
This was confirmed by Prime Minister Alberto Otárola in statements to the press. This, after Congress rejected a similar proposal promoted by the Fujimori bench
The blended meeting, scheduled for Friday at 3:00 p.m., was also sent to the head of the National Election Jury (JNE), Jorge Salas Arenas; and from the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE), Piero Corvetto.
Similarly, to the head of the National Registry of Identification and Civil Registry (Reniec), Carmen Velarde. The three leaders of the electoral bodies will speak about the priority reforms with the greatest impact that should be prioritized in the upcoming votes.
The Executive’s initiative details that the new president would have a mandate from December 31, 2023 to July 28, 2028, the congressmen from December 29, 2023 to July 26, 2028 and the Andean parliamentarians from January 1, 2027. to July 27, 2028.
Thus, President Dina Boluarte would complete her duties on December 31, 2023, the congressmen on December 29, 2023, and the Andean parliamentarians on December 31, 2026.
Premier rules out that the government presents a bill for a constituent assembly
Prime Minister Alberto Otárola also pointed out that the Executive is waiting for Congress to make a decision about the early elections.
Despite the invitation, the premier will not attend the Constitution Commission. The Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) has transferred the responsibility for support to the Minister of Justice, José Tello.
Almost a week ago, Boluarte indicated that if Congress did not approve the advancement of the elections in 2023, the Executive would present two legislative initiatives in order to call new elections.
Association of regional movements requests the departure of Alberto Otárola from the PCM
The president of the organization, Fredy Vracko, requested the appointment of a more dialogue figure
In her capacity as vice president, she assumed command of the country on December 7, after the removal and arrest of Pedro Castillo, who tried to dissolve Congress and rule by decree. Her administration would end in 2026, although, before the outbreak of protests to demand her resignation, she asked Congress to anticipate the elections.
Demonstrators block a highway to protest against Congress and the government of Peruvian President Dina Boluarte in Arequipa, Peru, Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023. (AP Photo/José Sotomayor)
Boluarte has anticipated the scenarios. On this day, he assured that his resignation “is not at stake” in the event that Parliament rejects the advancement of general elections for this year.
From the Piura region, where he visited the Talara refinery, he indicated that the request for resignation comes from “a minimal sector”, despite the fact that 74% of Peruvians believe that he should resign, according to the recent national survey of the Institute of Peruvian Studies ( IEP) published by La República.
So far, the plenary session of Congress has rejected two similar bills and plans to debate and vote on another opinion proposing general elections in October 2023, which includes a consultation on the call for a constituent assembly.
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