The positions in favor of the investigated head of the MTC leaving office come from the right-wing opposition bloc, center benches and even the left.
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Alvarado had a questionable stint at the Ministry of Housing before assuming the MTC. (Photo: Parliament)/
If he does not resign – as happened with the fugitive Juan Silva − or a last minute ministerial change, the Congress of the Republic plans to censor Geiner Alvarado< this Thursday b>as head of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MTC).
The motion that aims to this end is included in the agenda of the plenary scheduled for 9 a.m. The document warns of a “danger to institutionality”of the MTC product of the questions and investigation by alleged criminal organization that Alvarado drags after passing through the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation (MVCS). Likewise, it points out that the official is “incompetent, inept and irresponsible”.
The intentions of censorship against the minister expressed themselves from the parliamentary opposition even during the interpellation to which he was subjected on the last September 5. However, his removal from office is not only supported by that block.
According to consultations carried out by El Comercio among the different groups, the plenary session has enough votes to achieve the censorship of Alvarado. Until the publication of this note, more than ninety adhesions were projected compared to the sixty-six that are required at least.
Seven benches were outlined to vote in favor as a block. In the right-wing opposition group, they are Fuerza Popular (FP), Renovación Popular (RP) and Avanza País. Similarly, center groups such as Alliance for Progress (APP), Somos Perú (SP) and Integrity and Development (ID); and on the left, Peru Libre, despite being close to the government of Pedro Castillo.
Meanwhile, the Postures were divided until yesterday but mostly in favor in Popular Action (AP) and Podemos Peru.
Meanwhile, the positions against come mainly from the Magisterial Bloc and Democratic Peru, allied groups of the Executive.
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The spokeswoman for Peru Libre, Kelly Portalatino, announced last night that her group will vote in favor of censorship.
The legislator told Canal N that it was determined to support the motion by majority, after “an arduous debate”, during a caucus meeting.
Days ago, the legislator had pointed out that Alvarado's dismissal “is necessary”, but mainly because of his “bad management”.
Meanwhile, the spokesman for Democratic Change – Together for Peru, Edgard Reymundo – who signed the motion of censure with his colleague Ruth Luque – told this newspaper that his group had not defined a collegiate position until yesterday. “I hope that the bench can also pronounce in that sense, but we have not yet discussed it,” he said.
In Peru Bicentennial, Jorge Coayla commented that his bench did not yet have a decision. In Democratic Peru, Héctor Valer signed the motion and would vote in favor.
On the other hand, Carlos Zeballos, deputy spokesman for ID, said he was surprised that Alvarado had not been included in the recent Cabinet changes.
“We hope that the minister will react and resign, because censorship is imminent”, he estimated.
In the right block, the matter is more defined. Norma Yarrow, from Avanza País, declared yesterday that censorship “falls from maturity.”
“We are clear on that,” said the legislator of Popular Renewal and third vice president of Parliament, Alejandro Muñante.
In May, Carlos Palacios left the Ministry of Energy and Mines two days after a motion of censure was filed against him.
Fugitive Juan Silva resigned from the MTC in February while Congress debated his censorship.