A group of former owners of the Ombudsman issued a pronouncementin the framework of the strong protests that have been paralyzing the country and calling for the closure of Congress of the republic— to reaffirm the institution’s commitment to the respect for the rights of citizens.
“Former ombudsmen reaffirm that in the current scenario of political crisis and violence in the country, the Ombudsman has been fulfilling its role with diligence and integrity,” the document reads.
The notice was signed by former defenders of the town Beatriz Merino, Walter Gutiérrez, Walter Albán and Eduardo Vega.
In this sense, they ask the Government of Dina Boluarte proceed with the strictest respect for human rights: “Without respect for human rights and democratic values it is not possible to build peace. The Ombudsman and all its officials deserve our support and that of all Democrats.”
Ombudsman in favor of early elections
Last December 18, Eliana Revollarcurrent ombudsman, asked the Legislative schedule as soon as possible the initiative proposed by the Executive on advancing the electoral elections: “The national representation must respond with a sense of relevance and urgency to the demands of the citizenry and give priority to the debate on this constitutional reform project, considering the most realistic term, based on the current national situation, the expectations of the citizenry and the capacity of organization of the process by the electoral system”.
Finally, the Congress sent to the file the bill to advance the general elections in December 2023. After that, the legislator Eduardo Salhuana of Alianza para el Progreso filed a request for reconsideration of the vote. The plenary session of Parliament will resume this Tuesday, December 20, starting at 10:00 am and it is expected that the issue can be seen there.