parliamentarian Alex Paredes, from Free Peru, referred to the statements of the head of the Congress of the Republic, María del Carmen Alvawho advanced that if the citizens expect that, in the event of possible elections, a new Parliament will be elected, as well as a new President of the Republic, the legislators would not oppose it because “no one is entrenched in their seat”.
In this regard, Paredes mentioned that while he respects what Alva said, parliamentarians must “maintain a calm conduct”since the congressmen were chosen in an election process.
“I respect the opinions of people, including that of the president of the Congress of the Republic (Maria del Carmen Alva), but I think you have to maintain a calm behavior because we have been elected during an electoral process based on the rules of the game, but, above all, on a basis of the rule of law”, he declared to the media this Monday.
In that sense, Alex Walls considered that all Peruvians must “respect and comply with the legal system”, for which did not agree with calling new general elections.
“We have been elected for five years and I believe that this period (of five years) must be respected and what you have to do is work for what the population expects, above all. All of us have approached each other during the electoral campaign and that is why they have chosen us. That is our responsibility and we have to walk in that direction,” added the official congressman.
On the other hand, the legislator and spokesman for the Free Peru caucus, Waldemar Cerrón, was against the comment made by Alva to call general elections, given that the people did not seem to be satisfied with the Executive nor the Legislative.
“Let those who don’t want to work go, those who do not agree with serving the majority, let those who have believed that the country corresponds to them and because a party they do not like won, all should leave. Down with the politics of hate and envy”, he declared outside the Congress.