Peru PM: Confidence motion is a constitutional measure

16:59 | Lima, May. 31.

Peruvian Prime Minister Salvador del Solar on Friday affirmed the confidence motion introduced by the Executive Branch is a fully constitutional measure.

"The Constitution proposes a set of regulations that state the Executive Branch can use the confidence motion," he told RPP radio and TV station. 

In this sense, the high-ranking official stressed the Executive Branch does not attempt to overpower Congress, but to guarantee the approval of an "essential core" of the political reform

He indicated the decision to introduce the confidence motion came when they (the Executive Branch) stopped believing in Congress' willingness to approve the reform. 

According to Del Solar, the Executive Branch came to the conclusion that said reform would not be passed due to a series of events, including the Constitution Commission's decision of not prioritizing the bills but shelving the parliamentary immunity-related proposal immediately. 

In this sense, he admitted the confidence motion is a "harsh" but fully constitutional measure. 

Furthermore, the Prime Minister ruled out that President Martin Vizcarra's administration is using dictatorial measures to impose its views on Parliament. 

In this regard, the official explained the Government has not issued a mandatory instruction to Congress, as the Legislative Branch will make the final decision. 

As is known, President Vizcarra on Wednesday announced his administration's decision to submit a confidence motion to Congress regarding State policies aimed at strengthening institutions and fighting corruption in the Inca country.


Published: 5/31/2019
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