Magisterial Bloc points out that the proposal on candidates for the Board of Directors “is contrary and harmful” to democratic principles

Magisterial Bloc points out that the proposal on candidates for the Board of Directors “is contrary and harmful” to democratic principles

Through a statement, he said that if approved, a total of 28 congressmen from various parliamentary groups would be prevented from running for the Board of Directors.

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Bloc Magisterial points out that the proposal on candidates for the Board of Directors

The parliamentarians of the Magisterial Bloc questioned the multiparty bill | Photo: El Comercio/Referential/

The Bloc Magisterial bench considered that the multi-party proposal so that the candidates for the Board of Directors of Parliament are from the same party for which they were elected in general elections, is contrary to and harmful to the democratic principles that Congress represents.

Through a statement, he said that it is “false” that the proposal seeks “strengthen political parties as the basis of the democratic system”, because if approved, 28 congressmen from various parliamentary groups would be prevented from running on the lists of candidates for the Board of Directors.

Furthermore, it refers that the specifications established by the draft legislative resolution would affect the parliamentary institutions and the Peruvian democratic system, since “it would limit the possibility of a plural and multiparty Board of Directors”.

“It is inconsistent to point out that the Congress of the República represents all Peruvians and, at the same time, limits the participation of part of its members. Promoting this draft Legislative Resolution would be ignoring the will of the people, he said.

“Finally, we consider that the proposalis contrary to and harmful to the democratic principles that the Congress of the Republic represents. As a parliamentary group, we reject the initiative and urge all Democratic congressmen to do the same. We believe that the defense of governance and democratic institutions in our country is vital”, he stated.

As recalled, legislative initiative 2476/2021-CR proposes to modify article 12 of the Parliament's regulations, in order to “strengthen political parties politicians as the basis of the democratic system for a better parliamentary service”.

The amendment to the first paragraph of said rule specifies that the lists will be made up of congressmen belonging to the same political grouping for which they were elected in the last electoral process.

“It is the political organizations and not the people who strictly participate in an electoral contest, it is the institutions and not the caudillos who contribute to the process of legitimizing democracy”< /b>, precise.

Details that during the exercise of the function, some congressmen resign from their benches for which they were elected and join with other resignations to form another parliamentary group, “producing the turncoat”.

“The behavior assumed by the turncoats causes a modification in the legitimacy granted by the voters. It simply constitutes a disloyalty to the trust of their constituents”, he underlines.