The Congress of Peru once again postponed the debate due to the date of the elections: there is no agreement between the blocks
The project must be debated by the full parliament and its eventual approval requires the support of 87 of the 130 congressmen that make up the Peruvian hemicycle
Congress of the Republic debates on the advancement of Elections
The Peruvian Congress postponed for the third time the debate and vote on a bill to advance the general elections to October of this year, which includes presidential and legislative elections, after establishing that the parliamentary session will be held on Wednesday.
“In order to find consensus among the national representation and at the request of the president of the Constitution Commission, the plenary session called to approve the early elections is rescheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.,” he wrote in his official account. the president of Congress, José Williams, tweeted.
The debate and vote on this legislative initiative, considered crucial in the context of anti-government protests where the country lives, they were initially scheduled for this Monday afternoon, but later they were postponed to Tuesday morning, then to the same day in the afternoon and finally to Wednesday.
The decision of the head of Parliament, at the request of the Constitution Commission chaired by the Fujimori Hernando Guerra García, became known when the parliamentary session was scheduled to start to debate the electoral advance.
Hours earlier, Guerra García met with congressmen Lady Camones and Alejandro Cavero, from the right-wing Alianza para el Progreso and Avanza País parties, respectively, with the Peruvian Prime Minister, Alberto Otárola, at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers. , in the center of Lima.
“We are still in talks and we are also waiting for one more component that is the Executive and from there I hope we can reach a good agreement”, said the legislator on the bill that proposes to address one of the main demands of the anti-government protests in which 65 people have died.
The legislative proposal on the electoral advance for October 2023 was rejected last Friday by the plenary session of Parliament, but this Monday the Legislature approved to reconsider the vote.
After the approval of the reconsideration , Guerra García asked for a intermediate room to meet separately with each of the political parties to present a text that could generate greater consensus.
So far, among the groups that have expressed the greatest rejection of the proposal are the ultra-conservative Renovación Popular and the centrist Acción Popular, as well as Peru Libre, the self-styled Marxist party that brought former president Pedro Castillo< to power in 2021. /b>.
The project that is presented must be debated by the parliamentary plenary session and its eventual approval requires the support of 87 of the 130 congressmen that make up the Peruvian Chamber.
If approved, the opinion must be submitted to a vote again in the next legislature, as it is a constitutional reform.
The president of the country, Dina Boluarte, announced on Sunday that if Congress does not approve the advance of general elections, it will immediately send two projects so that the elections can be held in any case this year and for the total reform of the 1993 Constitution by the following Legislative.
(With information from EFE)