Peru Justice Min: Congress has corrected itself regarding political reform

12:13 | Lima, Jun. 6.

Justice and Human Rights Minister Vicente Zeballos on Thursday affirmed Peru's Congress has corrected itself in order to debate and approve the political reform bills submitted by the Executive Branch.

In this sense, the official indicated that Parliament's confidence vote, as well as the new agenda and schedule approved at the Constitution Commission, have shown the willingness to move forward.

Likewise, he pointed out the new work schedule will prioritize the six bills submitted by the Executive Branch

Furthermore, Minister Zeballos noted the comments from Congress' political groups' spokespeople are a sign of an assumed commitment. 

It should be noted Prime Minister Salvador del Solar, Tuesta Commission members, and Minister Zeballos will be invited to attend these sessions so they can support the proposals. It is a decision the Justice-Human Rights Minister agrees with. 

On the other hand, he ruled out having made any kind of economic proposal, adding that is not within his competences. 

Confidence vote

Lawmakers passed the confidence motion with 77 votes in favor, 44 against, and three (3) abstentions.

As is known, the current Congress had already granted a no-confidence vote to a former Cabinet in September 2017. At that time, Mr. Vizcarra was serving as Vice-President.


Published: 6/6/2019