If Congress on Monday decides to first elect the new Constitutional Court (TC) members, the Executive Power will deem this act as a
, President Martin Vizcarra affirmed on Sunday night.
The top official mentioned that Parliament must live up to the challenges and listen to the explanation of the motion aimed at modifying the rules for the appointment of court members.
The statesman said the confidence motion
seeks transparency in the election of the court members, which is the objective of citizens and should be taken into consideration by legislators when making a decision.
I will act in compliance with the Constitution
The top official indicated he had spoken with Vice-President Mercedes Araoz about the possible scenarios, such as an eventual impeachment against him or resignation of the office of President of the Republic. However, Araoz indicated that —if that were the case— she would assume the presidency until completing the mandate.
"She has told me that she would continue if any of two cases happened, that she has changed her mind. There is a willingness of the Vice-President to continue, that was the conclusion of the meeting," he expressed.
Early general elections
"The issue is not closed. After Monday, the day on which the Constitutional Court matter will be assessed, we will analyze the issue again," he said.
Lastly, he affirmed that Congress' Rules of Procedure
(Art. 70) lays out that any commission proposes the shelving of a bill, but the only instance that can determine the true removal of a bill is the plenary session, a path that the Executive's initiative has not followed.