Rafael López Aliaga affirms that he did not sign an electoral ethical pact because “there was a lot of corruption”

Rafael López Aliaga affirms that he did not sign an electoral ethical pact because “there was a lot of corruption”

The Renovación Popular candidate led a campaign event at the Gamarra emporium.

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Rafael López Aliaga affirms that he did not sign an electoral-ethical pact because “there was a lot of corruption”

López Aliaga was a presidential candidate in the 2021 elections. (Photo: GEC file)

The candidate for mayor of Lima for Popular Renovation, Rafael López Aliaga stated that he did not sign the ethical pact yesterday because many “corrupt” people attended the event.

The statements of the former presidential candidate were given during a campaign event together with businessmen from the Gamarra commercial emporium, in La Victoria.

Why didn't you sign the ethical pact? Because there was a lot of corruption, starting with the [National Elections] Jury. No one complies with [the ethical pact] I am not going to waste my time with people like Jorge Luis Salas Arenas and Piero Corvetto”, he stated.

At another point, López Aliaga said that his rival Daniel Urresti, who is running for Podemos Peru, commits a crime by running for a position for which he would not be prepared.

Last Wednesday, ten political parties participating in the 2022 Regional and Municipal Elections signed this August 17 the Electoral Ethics Pact before the National Elections Jury (JNE), a document that establishes commitments to promote a democratic contest and of mutual respect.

The event was held at the Convention Center of the College of Engineers of Peru, in the district of San Isidro, with the participation of the JNE and representatives of the other electoral bodies: the National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE) and Reniec.

Among those who did not sign are the parties Renovación Popular and Frente de la Esperanza.

The Electoral Ethical Pact includes 23 commitments that were approved by the political organizations in successive meetings with the JNE, which are referred to respect for the integrity of the electoral process, rejection of political violence and discrimination; as well as the participation of the candidates in the debates established by the JNE, among other important aspects that seek to improve the conditions of the electoral campaign.