Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Thursday said that switching to a bicameral parliamentary system does not require additional Congress spending.
"Moving from a unicameral Parliament to a bicameral system does not mean increasing spending. We have demonstrated it," Vizcarra added.
The high-ranking official hailed Congress' decision to approve —on Wednesday— the draft bill on political parties' private financing —the second of four reform initiatives launched by his Government.
"We are confident the other two reforms will be passed before October 4, according to the commitment (of spokespersons), and that the referendum
will be held on December 9
," the statement pointed out.
Under this premise, Peru's top official affirmed he has no doubt citizens will express their opinion on the four reforms
, which are the start of a structural change within institutions that need to be strengthened.