The ex-president Martin Vizcarra I know spoke out against the constitutional changes that are being considered in the Congress of the republic to move forward, with a legislature enlarged by Maria del Carmen Alva, topics of interest to legislators, such as parliamentary re-election and the return to the bicameral system. He reminded the right-wing benches in Parliament that their members opposed the possibility of consulting the population via referendum to call a constituent assembly.
“The right-wing parties that said no to changing the Constitution are the ones that are changing it in practice, in fact. More than 50 articles of the Constitution are being changed by the Constitution Commission,” he told TV Peru.
In this line, Martin Vizcarra recalled that during his administration, in 2018, a a referendum in which the population voted against of the re-election of congressmen and the bicameral system: “The opinion of those tens of millions of people, the Constitution Commission is throwing it away”, he added.
49% want some changes in the Constitution, according to IEP
At the beginning of June, the last national survey of the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP) showed that 49% of Peruvians believe it is more convenient to make some changes to the Magna Carta and 31% that the best thing is to pass to a new Constitution, in connection with the proposal of the President of the Republic, peter castleto call a constituent assembly, which was archived by the Commission of Constitution of the Congress.
The economy, rights and security are the main issues to change in the Constitution for the majority of citizens who support a partial or total modification to the Magna Carta in the country, according to the IEP study. That is to say, almost half of Peru prefers a partial variation and about a third, a total change.