Panorama: Betssy Chávez’s plan after the coup attempt
A testimony revealed by the Sunday newspaper Panorama shed more light on what would have happened on December 7, 2022, when former President Pedro Castillo decided to read the message to the Nation that would end in a failed coup d’état. The eyes were always on the former Premier Betssy Chávez and with this new statement it would be confirmed that she was aware of what was going to happen.
Congress voted in favor of analyzing the project to advance elections in the Constitution Commission
Earlier, Parliament approved the final report that recommends constitutionally accusing former president Pedro Castillo and his two former ministers Juan Silva and Geiner Alvarado for the alleged commission of the crimes of aggravated criminal organization, influence peddling, and collusion.
According to the witness cited in the report, the former head of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) assured her that she would draw up a supreme decree after hearing Castillo finish reading the message. With what was announced by the ex-president, at that time, Congress was going to be dissolved, an emergency government established and the Public Ministry, the Judiciary, the Constitutional Court and the Constitutional Court restructured.
“He tells me that they are going to restructure the State, that this is going to be soon, that they are going to make many changes, that it is not possible to continue governing with this political class. I ask her when and she tells me: ‘Right now I have to issue the supreme decree,’” the eyewitness declared to the Prosecutor’s Office.
Betssy Chávez and Aníbal Torres would have been with Pedro Castillo at the time of the coup attempt.
According to the informant, the also congresswoman of the Republic repeated minutes later that she would publish a supreme decree. She also hugged former President Castillo for a few seconds as a sign of his support for the decision made. With the ex-premier Aníbal Torres the same thing would have happened.
The actions of Pedro Castillo and his legal defense that hinder the collection of testimonies in Congress
The former president and his legal defense allege deficiencies in the coordination of the legislative working groups. From the commissions, however, they denounce dilatory acts.
“First, Betssy Chávez said: ‘Good president’ and then she and the president embraced for a period of five seconds. And then the president and Mr. Aníbal Torres hugged each other for a period of fifteen seconds, in a meaningful way, in a warm, supportive way, like friends, like when you hug someone who is going through a difficult situation, ”she recounted. .
During the following seconds, the witness maintained that she took the opportunity to ask Chávez “what’s next?” Given this, she replied that he “is going to advance the elections.” “I ask you, generals?” She indicated, but the minister chose to remain silent.
Pedro Castillo was vacated on December 7 after carrying out a coup.
In addition, the witness provided new details of what happened that day. “I took a photo and Aníbal Torres saw me and wanted to kill me with his eyes. Minister Emiliano Bobbio seemed dead, with a grave face. Minister Huerta is dark-haired and at that moment he was white, he was fainting. Betssy Chávez was very calm, ”she recalled.
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