Member of Peru Libre stated that the vote by Cerrón and Bellido in favor of shelving the complaint against Manuel Merino does not represent the feelings of their militants.
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Waldemar Cerrón and Guido Bellido voted in favor of filing a complaint against former President Manuel Merino and two of his former ministers. (Photo: Congress of the Republic)
Congressman Álex Flores (Free Peru) assured that those who voted in favor of the report by legislator Alejandro Cavero (Avanza País) -referring to the spokesman for his caucus, Waldemar Cerrón, and former Prime Minister Guido Bellido- they did so in a personal capacity and must answer for it.
It was when he pronounced on the approval of the document that recommended filing the constitutional complaint against former president Manuel Merino and former ministers Ántero Flores-Aráoz and Gastón Rodríguez.
Through Twitter, the parliamentarian of the Peru caucus Libre also stated that the vote for Cerrón Rojas and Bellido in no way represents the feelings of the militantsof said political grouping.
“It should be clear that those who voted in favor of the shameful Cavero report,They have done it in a personal capacity and they must answer for it, in no way do they represent the feelings of the militants of Peru Libre, we reject any act of shielding and impunity”, wrote on the social network.
Debe quedar claro que los que votaron a favor del vergonzoso informe Cavero, lo han hecho a título personal y deben responder por ello, de ninguna manera representan el sentir de los militantes de Perú Libre, rechazamos todo acto de blindaje e impunidad.
— Alex Flores (@AlexFloresPL) July 2, 2022
As remembered , last Friday, July 1, the Permanent Commission of Congress supported the decision of the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations and sent to the file the complaint against Merino de Lama for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado during the protests in November 2020.
There were 22 votes in favor, 6 against and one abstention. Legislators from Fuerza Popular, Avanza País, Popular Restoration, Alliance for Progress, Popular Action, Podemos and Somos Perú (José Jerí) marked green to archive the report. Even two members of Peru Libre (Waldemar Cerrón and Guido Bellido).
The report, initially prepared by Cavero, filed the complaint that the National Prosecutor's Office had filed against Merino and his two former ministers, Ántero Flores-Aráoz and Gastón Rodríguez.
The document dismissed the arguments of the Public Ministry and ruled out that the aforementioned politicians have any responsibility in the death of the young men Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado.
Previously, the commission rejected a previous question that sought to return the report to the Subcommittee on Constitutional Accusations.