The Congress of the republic approved this Saturday to file a jurisdictional claim and precautionary measure before the Constitutional Court (TC) for the alleged denial of confidence in the Executive Branch.
By 98 votes in favor, 10 against and 4 abstentions, the national representation gave the green light to the proposal of the Board of Spokesmen, unanimously agreed at the meeting last Friday.
During the debate, congressmen such as María del Carmen Alva (Popular Action) and Alejandro Muñante (Popular Renewal) insisted that the intention of the Executive is to close that state power and convene a Constituent Assembly.
This theory was rejected by legislators related to the ruling party, such as José Balcázar (Perú Bicentenario) and Pasión Dávila (Bloque Magisterial), who pointed out that the question of trust is regulated by the Political Constitution of 1993.
The position of the Executive
As is recalled, the then head of the Ministerial Cabinet, Aníbal Torres, resorted to the question of confidence for a bill of the Executive Branch that raised repeal Law 31399which protects the Political Constitution to limit the referendum.
However, the Board of Directors of Congress announced that it flatly rejected Torres Vásquez’s request, with which the Prime Minister resigned from office. He was replaced by Betsy Chavez.
In this regard, the Minister of Labor and Employment Promotion, Alejandro Salas, affirmed that the interpretation of the message to the Nation last Thursday from President Pedro Castillo is that Congress has denied confidence in the Executive Power.
In statements to RPP Televisión, he indicated that although there may be different interpretations of the regulations of Congress, in this case what prevails is the norm of higher hierarchy, in this case the Political Constitution.
“The president has said it in his message to the Nation, I think it has been made clear. The interpretation of the message to the Nation is that, that confidence in the Executive Branch has been denied and that is why the cabinet is in crisis, it is going to renew the cabinet and on the basis of that there will be a new or new premier “he stressed.
“It is what the Constitution establishes, there can be different interpretations, including being able to interpret what the regulations of Congress say that have the force of law. When there is an issue of regulatory conflict, the rule of higher hierarchy prevails, which is the Constitution.he added.
In this sense, Salas remarked that former Prime Minister Aníbal Torres went to Congress to request a vote of confidence and has received a response “whose literality is the flat rejection of the question of trust”.