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Peru: President calls on Congress to craft reforms joined by people

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic of Peru

13:49 | Juliaca (Puno region), Jun. 22.

The President of the Republic Pedro Castillo on Wednesday urged Congress to undertake constitutional reforms joined by the people and facing the nation, and he called on Peruvians to be vigilant of their authorities.

"It is necessary to turn this page and govern jointly. No one shall discriminate against brothers who have raised their voices, saying 'I want water, electricity, title deeds, highways, or education,'" Mr. Castillo said from Juliaca, where he led the first meeting for Puno region's development.

Executive Branch officials —he indicated— received the clamor of the people and presented a bill to consult citizens, via referendum, on the possibility of establishing a Constituent Assembly.

"Congress had an answer (it rejected the bill). I must urge the people to be vigilant of their authorities and call on Congress so that, if constitutional reforms must be undertaken, let's do so joined by the people, facing the country (…)," he pointed out.

Similarly, the Head of State requested Congress to give the green light to the bill for the massive use of natural gas.

"We have the team, the willingness, but we are bound by the regulation that must emerge from Parliament," he emphasized.

While addressing attendees, the top official expressed his commitment to Puno and the Macro-southern region to meet this need and guarantee the right that Peruvians have to rely on natural gas at home.

Furthermore, Mr. Castillo pointed out the importance of Parliament making progress on the project to create the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Moreover, he ratified the Executive Branch's willingness to strive with the aim of achieving open admission to universities for young people who graduate from high school. 

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Publicado: 22/6/2022