Congress: María del Carmen Alva is elected as president of the Foreign Relations Commission

Congress: María del Carmen Alva is elected as president of the Foreign Relations Commission

The session took place in an uneventful manner, in the midst of questions from Acción Popular against APP, for proposing Alva as a candidate using her quota.

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Congress: María del Carmen Alva is elected as president of the Foreign Relations Commission

Alva will be president of the Foreign Relations Committee for the 2022-2023 legislative period. (Photo: Congress)/

The Committee on Foreign Relations of the Congress of the Republic elected this Friday, August 19, María del Carmen Alva (Popular Action) as its president for the 2022-2023 legislative period, in the midst of an eventful session.

Alva Prieto was elected by a majority (12 votes) along with Juan Carlos Lizarzaburu (Popular Force) as vice president and Jorge Zeballos Aponte (Popular Renovation) as secretary.

Then, during her speech, the parliamentarian stated that during her administration, friendship ties with other countries will be promoted while respecting democracy and human rights.

María del Carmen Alva also announced that she will continue with her role of overseeing the Government's foreign policy. “Always within the conviction of defending the institutions and the democratic political system, without giving up the necessary dialogue with the Executive Power”, he said.

The session went uneventfully, in the midst of questions against the Alliance for Progress (APP) for proposing María del Carmen Alva as a candidate using her quota.

The spokesperson for the caucus of the LAMPA party, Elvis Vergara, appeared in said working group and asked to clarify that the former president of Congress is not running on behalf of her caucus, but of APP.

For their part, Guido Bellido (Free Peru) and Guillermo Bermejo (Democratic Peru) stressed that “you cannot go over ” of the agreements adopted in the Board of Spokespersons and in Popular Action, as they could set a “bad precedent”.

Meanwhile, Víctor Cutipa Ccama (Free Peru) proposed suspending the election of the new head of the commission until the Board of Spokespersons defines the situation. The request was supported by Raúl Doroteo (Popular Action); however, it was rejected.