Prime Minister to Congress: “The people have already spoken, they do not want the bicameral system or re-election”

Prime Minister to Congress: “The people have already spoken, they do not want the bicameral system or re-election”

Aníbal Torres stressed that Parliament should dedicate itself to making other substantial changes to the Constitution, especially in the economic chapter.

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Prime Minister to Congress: “The people have already spoken out, they do not want neither the bicamerality nor the re-election”

Torres Vásquez stressed that Parliament should dedicate itself to making other substantial modifications to the Magna Carta. (Photo: PCM file)

The head of the Ministerial Cabinet, Aníbal Torres, questioned to the Congress of the Republic for trying to modify more than 50 articles of the Political Constitution of 1993 to restore the bicameral system and the re-election of legislators.

During the closure of the XVI Decentralized Council of Ministers held in the city of Tacna, the prime minister said that the citizens opposed both points in the referendum held in December 2018.

“The modification of the Constitution, more than 50 articles, is being discussed in our Congress. They terribly opposed a referendum and now without the participation of the people they want to make that change: the bicameral system or the re-election of congressmen ”, he expressed.

“Look, congressmen, I tell you in good faith, respectfully: the people have already spoken out, they do not want a bicameral system nor do they want re-election. If the people have already decided how Congress intends to make this modification without the participation of the people, then consult the people firstor if they want those modifications to the Constitution, why be afraid of the people?”, he added.

In this sense, Torres Vásquez remarked that Parliament should dedicate itself to making other substantial modifications to the Magna Carta, especially in the economic chapter, in order to allow the intervention of the State in some economic activities.

“There are other more urgent needs to amend the Constitution. What are those? Those are to prohibit monopolies, oligopodiums, that the Constitution strictly establishes that”, he stressed.

“Why don't they discuss that, ending legal contracts, the subsidiarity of the State? That does not exist in any European Constitution and not even in the American Constitution. Why can't the State intervene in some economic activities ”, he sentenced.