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Peru PM: Referendum results suggest rapid implementation of reforms

11:36 | Lima, Dec. 11.

Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva on Tuesday affirmed the results of the national referendum —held last Sunday— prompt the Government to work and implement the recently approved reforms as soon as possible.

"The urgent need now is to create the National Justice Board," the official told local Exitosa radio. 

In this sense, the cabinet chief called for putting differences aside as the Executive Branch cannot carry out the reforms on its own but is willing to work closely with Congress

"This is the moment in which the Parliament must show eagerness to boost the reforms needed by the country," the Prime Minister expressed. 

"We must show democratic institutionalism works and that Congress plays a key role in this process," he added.

As is known, President Vizcarra called a referendum to submit four political-justice reforms for public consultation.
They were proposed by the Executive Branch and subsequently approved by Congress.

Said proposals addressed lawmakers' reelection, bicameral legislature, political parties' private financing, and a reform of the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) —renamed National Justice Board.

It should be noted Peruvians approved three of them, while they rejected the bicameral reform. 

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Published: 12/11/2018
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