Peru President: Claims about a coup are irresponsible

14:48 | Dos de Mayo (Huanuco region), Nov. 5.

President Martin Vizcarra on Monday branded as irresponsible the statements that suggested an alleged coup would take place in Peru.

Furthermore, the Head of State affirmed he is the first person who defends democracy and the rule of law in the Inca country. 

"No one should ever again talk about a coup d’état because we want to make progress within a democracy, which enables us to fight corruption and boost development," the top official expressed. 

Via social media, some people had been spreading false rumors indicating the Government was planning to stage a coup in order to take over the Inca country's independent institutions. 

These statements were ruled out by the Executive Branch's spokespeople, including Prime Minister Cesar Villanueva

Concerning the fight against corruption, President Vizcarra recalled his administration is cleaning out the house. Thus, he submitted four constitutional reforms to Congress with the aim of gaining Peruvian citizens' support on the upcoming referendum scheduled for December 9

The proposed reforms address lawmakers' re-election, a bicameral legislature, political parties' private financing, and a reform of the National Council of the Magistracy (CNM) —recently renamed National Justice Board.

"This way —step by step— we will improve our institutions. Thanks to that, we will support the fight against corruption, which is essential," the statesman added. 


Published: 11/5/2018
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