Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Saturday afternoon reaffirmed his
"I am a democrat, who keeps his word," he underlined.
In this sense, the Head of State affirmed that the process for the election of the new authorities for the Presidency of the Republic and Congress cannot be postponed and must be carried out within the terms established by the Constitution.
"We ask Congress to comply with this process to ensure that on July 28, 2021, the Year of the Bicentennial of the Republic, we have new authorities," he emphasized.
Last April, the current Head of State reaffirmed that he will not run for reelection.
Within this framework, the top official said that the reforms required by the country cannot be ignored, stressing that they must advance in parallel to the fight against COVID-19.
"We cannot put aside the reforms. We cannot, under the pretext that we are facing the disease, put them aside. With all efforts, we must fight and defeat the COVID-19 and simultaneously continue working on the reforms to strengthen democracy," he concluded.