The full Council of Ministers was unaware that the President of the Republic, peter castlewould announce a bill so that in the next regional and municipal elections the citizens are consulted if they agree with the total reform of the Constitution Politics of Peru.
In an interview with Successful, the head of the Minsa, Jorge López, avoided answering if the issue was discussed in a session of the Council of Ministers and maintained that it is “yesterday where the president spoke.”
“We had evaluations, but we didn’t have anything concrete. The only thing we have to see is that if at any time a referendum has to be called, the one who has to decide is the population,” said the Minister of Health.
The Minister of Transport and Communications, Nicolás Bustamante, also tried to avoid responding if the cabinet was aware of the Castillo Terrones initiative and said that “it is an announcement made by the president at the request of the population.”
“The President of the Republic, yesterday, in response to the demands of the population, announced that the regulatory proposal will be prepared so that it can be sent to Congress. That has to be discussed in the next Council of Ministers because it is the regular channel. (…) We have to wait for the Council to pronounce itself and we have to wait later if the proposal prospers so that Congress can decide”, he told Successful.
Pedro Castillo announces referendum initiative for new constitution
At the close of the decentralized Council of Ministers, President Pedro Castillo announced that his Government will draw up a bill to consult citizens, in the elections of October this year, his opinion on a new constitution.
“We will send a bill to the Congress of the Republic, following the constitutional course so that, in the municipal and regional elections, the Congress approves that through a cedula the Peruvian people be consulted whether or not they agree with a new constitution”, declared the head of state from Cusco.