The president ended his message to the Nation amid shouts and calls for his resignation. Congressmen and relatives of the head of state also starred in other episodes.
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Incidents in the Legislative during the presidential message. (Photo: Parliament)/
The Congress of the Republic was the scene of a new friction between President Pedro Castillo Terrones and opposition legislators. The president ended his message to the Nation amid shouts and requests for resignation; however, during his speech other incidents also occurred that marked these National Holidays.
The head of state was about to finish his message when a group of congressmen, mainly from Fuerza Popular, began shouting at him to leave office.
The last thing Castillo could say before being interrupted was: “That the Congress of the Republic work on the proposed bills which I present in this act and having the country as a witness, I deliver it with great respect through the Board of Directors […] Long live Peru! Long live the Peruvian people!”
The moment of the incident
Pedro Castillo: Congressmen shout that he resign
When the head of state led an uneventful retreat from the chamber, amidst the shouts of opposition parliamentarians , their relatives and guests showed white handkerchiefs from the gallery of the Congress where they were located.
The only ones who did not have these garments in their hands were the first lady Lilia Paredes and her eldest son.
The reaction of Pedro Castillo's family with handkerchiefs
Change of plans
Palacio had given the parliamentarians a document with the supposed content of the message to the Nation, which included in the last paragraphs an exhortation to fugitives from justice to surrender to the authorities.
This is the text delivered to the congressmen.
Parliamentarian Ruth Luque (Democratic Change) mentioned this fact on her Twitter account. “ Today, in full Congress, we received a printed copy of the message to the Nation, compare, I only put images of the 1st and last page”, she wrote.< center>
— Ruth Luque (@RuthLuqueIbarra) July 28, 2022
It is important to highlight that Juan Silva, former Minister of Transport and Communications, and Fray Vásquez Castillo, nephew of the president, are fugitives from justice.
According to the thesis prosecutor, they and the president would have integrated a criminal network that operated in the MTC, during the Silva administration.
They leave, turn their backs, collect signatures…
When Pedro Castillo was talking about jobs, the television cameras recorded the moment in which some congressmen turned their backs on him.
One of them was the first vice president of Parliament, Martha Moyano (Popular Force), who turned her seat away from Castillo.
Pedro Castillo was in the Hemicycle of the Congress of the Republic. As he left, he was booed by the Fujimorista bench. Photos: (Jorge Cerdanemail@example.com)
His colleague Rosangella Barbarán and the Popular Renovation congressmen José Cueto and María Jáuregui did the same.
Barbarán even took the opportunity to collect signatures on a document. The journalist René Zubieta pointed out that “sources from Fuerza Popular indicated that it is a bill related to the care of Covid 19″.
This is the insistence of the autograph of the CAS-COVID. Due to this, an extraordinary plenary session was called for this Saturday, July 30.
Congressmen sign a request for an extraordinary plenary session. (Photo: GEC)
The cameras also captured other legislators such as Jorge Montoya who chose to check their cell phones without looking at the head of state.
Likewise, the parliamentarians of Avanza País, Norma Yarrow, Patricia Chirinos and Alejandro Cavero rose from their seats to avoid listening to Castillo.
Congressman Carlos Anderson He also left the chamber during Castillo Terrones's speech, as he had previously announced.
Carlos Anderson left during Pedro Castillo's message to the Nation. (Photo: GEC)
Minutes later, Yarrow wrote on his social networks that he could not stay “listening to the ridicule and slander” of Pedro Castillo, so he decided to leave the chamber.
No podía quedarme sentada escuchando las burlas y calumnias de Castillo, nos falta el respeto a todos los Peruanos. Mi presencia en el hemiciclo sería hipocresía absoluta.
Viene a pecharnos o amenazarnos?
Lamento que este 28 de julio sea uno que recordaremos y no por los logros
— Norma Yarrow (@NormaYarrow4) July 28, 2022
Meanwhile, the Renovación Popular caucus spoke on its account Twitter and pointed out that they made the decision in the face of “aggravating insults” from the maximum president.
— Bancada Renovación Popular (@BancadaRP) July 28, 2022
During the first few minutes of his speech, as the president said that what he did in these 12 months, the parliamentarian Patricia Chirinos yelled at him: “Corrupt!”.
“The indignation of hearing a corrupt man tell so many lies in just a few minutes led me to withdraw from the chamber. I do not regret. As a representative of the country, I said what the people think and want to say to Castillo: Corrupt!”, argued the legislator on her Twitter account.
I they yell "corrupt" to Castle
They yell Corrupt at Pedro Castillo Dato
The president Pedro Castillo toasted this 28 July his message to the Nation for Fiestas Patrias after serving a year in office and in the midst of a deep political crisis.
Castillo began his message by pointing out that Peru's independence is still awaited until today . He pointed out that conservative sectors “never wanted change or social justice”.
“We haven’t had a minute of truce”, President Pedro Castillo also said. He added that he has been defamed and lied to, accusing him “without any proof”.