The former Vice President of the Republic and current Uruguayan ambassador to Peru, Luis Hierro López, assured that the dismissal of Peruvian President Pedro Castillo was something that “was seen coming”, given the events that had been taking place with the previous removal attempts.
“In Peru things happen every day“, he assured in dialogue with The Observer.
“It was a government that was elected in a minority and that could never form a majority,” he said, noting that both the dismissal and the assumption of Dina Boluarte were constitutional processes, while he repudiated Castillo’s coup attempt. “Uruguay was not going to support a dictatorship or any coup. That is why I hope that now with Boluarte a time of political stability begins,” he asserted.
According to Hierro, the first woman president of Peru has the capacity to generate dialogues with parties opposed to Castillo and slowly resolve the “fundamental problems” that the country has. “Fortunately, Peru ordered its problems democratically and luckily it was resolved in the best possible way“.
On the other hand, the Uruguayan politician highlighted the importance of maintaining strong parties and coalitions to maintain stability and democratic institutions, as is the case in Uruguay. “The parties support the democratic system and it is a distinction of Uruguay. That does not happen in Peru, the parties are very weak“, he assured.
Dina Boluarte, a low-key, left-wing lawyer who became vice president in July 2021 from the Marxist-Leninist Peru Libre (PL) partywas sworn in as the first female president in the history of Peru in a session called urgently by Congress, which hours before had approved the dismissal of President Pedro Castillo, who tried to dissolve Congress in the morning.
Castillo’s position, considered by the entire political arc, jurists and civil organizations as a “self-coup d’état”, He opened the way for a special session of Parliament to approve the dismissal of the president and to take an oath to Boluarte.