Peru President: "We will do whatever is necessary to move the political reform forward"

16:58 | Ilo (Moquegua region), May. 24.

Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra on Friday affirmed his administration will do whatever is necessary to move the political reform forward, within a framework of full respect for the Constitution.

In this sense, the Head of State stressed his administration will never take any measures that go against the Constitution

"But we also have to be clear, and we have said: Just like Peru requires water and roads, it also needs a stronger democracy and institutions that have the population's trust. For that reason, the political reform is necessary," he expressed.

The top official went on to add "the reform is not a whim of the authority or the population, but a need of the society."

Furthermore, he underlined the changes proposed in this initiative will enable the Inca country to rely on better political representatives starting 2021, the country's Independence Bicentennial

Moreover, President Vizcarra urged Congress to expeditiously and responsibly assess the bills submitted by the Executive Branch and not to repeat the case of the parliamentary immunity proposal, which was shelved just after three hours of debate.

On the other hand, the Head of State reaffirmed he does not wish to substantiate the Executive Branch's stance "based on threats."

"This is not convenient, we want it to be based on responsibility, we must tell the population that every measure we take will be bound to the constitution," he said. 

Remarks were made in Moquegua region, where he arrived to launch the Lomas de Ilo Archaeological Rescue Project.


Published: 5/24/2019
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