The President of the Republic, Dina Boluartequestioned that union leaders and organizations from seven regions in the south of the country restart the protests on January 4, with the aim of demanding the exit from Pedro Castillo from prisonclosing of the Congress and the early elections in 2023.
From Cusco, the Head of State—in statements to the press—said that the proposals are unfeasible and the initiative against the Government “are four points” that are not in her hands to resolve.
“Marches are not unattended social programs. There are four political points that are not in my hands to resolve. One of them is the advancement of elections that we already gave at our initiative. The second is asking for my resignation and what do we gain with my resignation?”, advanced Dina Boluarte.
Along these lines, he mentioned that “as a third point they are requesting the departure of former president Pedro Castillo”, but that this process is prosecuted in the courts and “as democrats they are respectful of the autonomy of the institutions”
Likewise, he stated that—as a fourth demand—the leaders ask for the closure of Congress; however, its management cannot violate “the legal framework”.
In this way, he ruled that the protest measure “are pretexts to continue causing chaos”.
“As we closed Congress leaving the legal framework. That is what the former president (Pedro Castillo) wanted to do and look what happened to him. These four approaches are calling for January 4 and from my point of view they are pretexts to continue causing chaos, to continue causing destruction,” said Dina Boluarte.
Dina Boluarte He explained that his Government is not responsible for the lack of tourism in Cusco, as well as the low economic activity that is registered in Puno and Arequipa as a result of the protests.
“What is driving away tourism is not Dina Boluarte. I am not going out with statements saying do not come to Peru. It is the news that is coming out of the violence that is being registered. Although it is true that they are organizing marches for the 4th of January. I ask those who are going to march, will this help to reactivate tourism to Cusco or will this reactivate the economy in Puno, Arequipa? What are we going to achieve with that? ”, She sentenced.