President Martin Vizcarra on Saturday proposed holding a referendum to determine whether Peruvians want lawmakers to be re-elected.
"We want to ask whether this rule should apply to lawmakers, too," the Head of State pointed out.
It will also address political parties' financing and the return to the bicameral parliamentary system.
Responding to citizens' demands
All this, he said, will be carried out as part of the political reform required by the country, in the face of citizens' disappointment at State institutions.
"Worrying levels —which require response— have been recorded in recent times. Citizens demand changes, and our responsibility is to make them. We cannot look the other way when the population expresses dissatisfaction," Vizcarra added.
Peru's top official said he is convinced the referendum is healthy for democracy and called on Congress to fulfill his request.
He spoke on behalf of the Executive to ensure people's vote in the referendum will be respected.