The boss of Ministerial Cabinet, Hannibal Torresquestioned the Congress of the Republic for intending to modify more than 50 articles of the Political Constitution of 1993 to restore the bicameral system and the re-election of legislators.
During the closing of the XVI Decentralized Council of Ministers held in the city of Tacna, the prime minister said that the citizens opposed both points in the referendum held in December 2018.
“The modification of the Constitution, more than 50 articles, is being discussed in our Congress. They terribly opposed a referendum and now without the participation of the people they want to make that change: the bicameral system or the re-election of congressmen”he expressed.
“Look, congressmen, I tell you in good faith, respectfully: the people have already spoken out, they do not want a bicameral system nor do they want re-election. If the people have already pronounced how Congress intends to make that modification without the participation of the people, then consult the people first if they want those modifications to the Constitution, why be afraid of the people?he added.
In this sense, Torres Vásquez stressed that the Parliament should dedicate itself to making other substantial modifications to the Magna Carta, especially in the economic chapter, in order to allow the intervention of the State in some economic activities.
“There are other more urgent needs to modify in the Constitution. What are those? Those are to prohibit the monopolies, the oligopodiums, that the Constitution strictly establishes that “he underlined.
“Why don’t they discuss that, ending the law contracts, the subsidiarity of the State? That does not exist in any European Constitution and not even in the American Constitution. Why can’t the State intervene in some economic activities?sentenced.