13:59 | Arequipa (Arequipa region), Mar. 30.
The President of the Republic Francisco Sagasti
on Tuesday affirmed that general elections will be held inevitably on April 11, following the protocols established by electoral authorities and the Ministry of Health (Minsa).
Speaking from Arequipa, where he delivered complete sets of ICU equipment to two hospitals, the Head of State affirmed that the situation in Chile —which has postponed its Constitutional Assembly election— is different from that of Peru.
"Under no circumstances (will elections be suspended). The situation in Chile is different from that of Peru. Chile is facing a more complicated situation, and it is due to elect a Constitutional Assembly, while we will elect a President and Congress here," he explained.
"General elections will be held inevitably on April 11," the President said in statements to the press.
In addition, the Peruvian leader stated that the Government is taking measures to prevent people from jumping the queue in the vaccination process, which began with forefront healthcare workers and then covered members of the Armed Forces and National Police, firefighters, as well as people over 80 years.
The country's top official said that the Government expects to vaccinate 3.5 million Peruvians by July 28 this year, but if the vaccine purchase negotiations are successful, this number could triple.