The government of Dina Boluartewhich began after the vacancy to Pedro Castillo, suffered various interruptions due to the massive protests that arose in the interior of the country. One of the demands of the protesters is to summon new elections and thus choose the new authorities in the Executive and Legislative, so that the country can return to normality. Given this, the head of state again referred to the project.
Along these lines, the president was consulted in an interview for La República about whether it would be willing, again, to promote the advancement of elections for this year.
What did Dina Boluarte say about the early elections?
The president indicated that Parliament is in charge of obtaining the votes so that it can be carried out successfully. “Yes, we must bring forward (elections) to 2023 so that the population calms down, it is the Congress the one that has to resolve, because they have the votes, not us. Nobody is clinging to the position of President of the Republic, and I have shown it with my detachment when I said “I’m not going anymore” in the cabinet of Betssy Chávez. I have no intention or interest in remaining in the presidency of the Republic. I am here by constitutional mandate,” Boluarte responded.
Constitution Commission evaluates political reforms
The Constitutional Commission of Congress reported via Twitter that this Tuesday, January 3, a virtual session will be held to analyze the political reforms within the framework of the advancement of elections to April 2024. The agenda indicates that an “exposure” will be held of experts” that will have the participation of Victor Garcia Takes, former president of the Constitutional Courthe; Ricardo Tanakadirector of the School of Government and Public Policy of the PUCP; Fernando Tuesta Soldevilla, PUCP professor and former head of ONPEamong others.