The appointment of four new Ministers of State does not seem to satisfy the majority of benches in the Congress of the Republicwhich is why the request continues for the president of the Council of Ministers to step aside, Hannibal Torres. This Monday the 23rd, The Republic spoke with representatives of Alliance for Progress, People’s Action Y We are Peru; in all of them they agreed on the need to change the prime minister, but in none of these groups does the idea of file a motion of censure against him.
Last Sunday, the 22nd, the President of the Republic, peter castleswore in Alessandra Herrera (Ministry of Energy and Mines), Dimitri Senmache (Ministry of Interior), Javier Arce (Ministry of Agrarian Development and Irrigation) and John Barranzuela (Ministry of Transport and Communications), in order to oxygenate the cabinet besieged by interpellations and possible censorship, but he would not have achieved his goal.
They ask for the departure of Aníbal Torres
In dialogue with this medium, Louis Aragon from People’s Action I consider that the change that everyone expected was that of Aníbal Torres: “I think the prime minister should have been changed. First, that should have been the main change and also the change of the Minister of Labor (Betssy Chavez). We agree with the change in Agriculture, and Energy and Mines, but it is insufficient”.
As for Somos Peru, Kira Alcarraz declared that the changes seemed insufficient to him and that it is a mistake to keep Hannibal Torres in office as he is a little conciliatory person: “For me the changes are insufficient, it is the premier who must leave. When they told me that he was going to go to the meeting in Las Bambas, it seemed to me that (that decision) he had neither head nor tail. He does not know how to conciliate, he imposes and that is not how you can treat the people. I don’t know what criteria were used to send him to such an important topic. How much money is being lost and it came to nothing. They must look for a suitable person to lead the ministers”.
For its part, Lady Camones Alliance for Progress (APP) was worried about staying from Hannibal Torreswarning that he does not have the suitability to lead the cabinet: “The ideal scenario would have been the change of the premier. We all know the reasons very well and it is because he is not the right person to lead the cabinet. What is most worrying is what happened with the new Minister of Agriculture, again appointing people who are not qualified. That’s where the president is wrong.”
Will they promote a motion of censure against Aníbal Torres?
Despite the fact that there is a majority opinion in the parliamentary caucuses on the need for a change in the leadership of the PCM, People’s Action, We are Peru Y APP agree that they would support a motion of censure —after feeling dissatisfied with their answers during their interpellation— against Hannibal Torresbut they have not talked within their benches about the possibility of promoting a vacancy motion.
About, Louis Aragon recalled that Acción Popular gave Torres Vásquez the opportunity to work, but that this did not exceed expectations, and I would agree with his censure: “It has not been evaluated (submit the vacancy motion) within the caucus because we have been in representation week. At a bench meeting we will evaluate. There is not much confidence in Mr. Aníbal Torres. He has had time to work, Acción Popular has given him confidence and we have not seen results”, said.
Kira Alcarraz he pointed –as personal posture— that he would support a censorship of the prime minister: “Of course, I made it very clear that I was not going to support any more censorship, but in the case of the premier, I would. We cannot have a premier who does not represent the people, in the end he is the one who will decide what happens to the ministers and if he does not change to the head, it is useless.
While, Lady Camones He also ruled out that they had discussed within the Alliance for Progress the possibility of promoting the vacancy of Torres, but he maintained that he would be in favor of his departure: “I have not talked with the bench, but I particularly maintain that the man must be censored “.