President Tina Polwarte In a message to the nation on national television after three people died in Andahuilas as a result of violent clashes between residents and national police, the executive announced that he would present a plan to work with Congress to advance elections in April. 2024. He also proposed a plan for reforming the political system.
“Dear and beloved comrades, the country is facing difficult times and I indicated that upon acceptance of the President’s order, my government will seek dialogue, understanding and agreement and consensus for all and sundry,” he began. Polwart His message to the nation.
He reiterated the deep democratic vocation of building governance for all bloods. “I am fully aware that I have been elected to the Government Board as a legitimate winner in the 2021 elections. It is not a blank check But the Peruvian people, our institutions and commitment to building a future of democracy and social justice.
“I assumed the office of President in a situation of political crisis demanding radical constitutional reforms. “To build our political system and give the elected representatives the representation of every citizen is not a blank check, but a form of creative and rich participation in the governance of Peru,” the Head of State stressed.
He added that His duty as President in the present crisis is to explain, collect and read the aspirations, the interests of the vast majority. “The collective welfare of the nation, the dedication of the motherland must take precedence over any other consideration.”
“I have decided to take the initiative to reach an agreement with the Republican Congress to advance the general elections for April 2024. I will send the draft law to the Congress in the next few days to advance the elections. It has been agreed and approved by the parliament. Approval of early elections means constitutional reforms,” he said. Polwart.
He indicated that his government will promote integration to approve the reform of the political system that will allow Peruvians to handle a more efficient, transparent and participatory democratic governance free from all corruption.
At another time, Tina Polwarte It declared a state of emergency in areas of high social conflict. “I have given instructions to peacefully restore control of internal order without affecting the fundamental rights of citizens.”
“I am deeply saddened by the death of two comrades in Antahuilas in Apurimac, my land. I offer my deepest condolences to their relatives,” the President said.
“It’s time to change the ‘I’ to ‘we’ and to think about the interests of Peru before formal personal interests. I invite you to this historic mission. Let’s build a country for all”, concluded Boluiarte.
At the very least Three people died and five were injured Dina Boluarte should oppose the government and call for new general elections.
For a fourth day, rallies spread across various cities in Peru’s north and south, rejecting Congress and calling for the release of former leftist President Pedro Castillo, who was impeached and arrested by Congress on Wednesday the 7th.
In Andahuaylas, the interior ministry said two people died and five were injured, including a police officer, in violent clashes as protesters attempted to blockade the city’s airport.
Reinforcements of riot police were due to arrive at the airport to control the thousands of protesters. AndahuaylasCradle of Boluarte, Apurímac region.
Some were attacked with slingshots and stones, while security forces fired tear gas to disperse them, according to media images from the scene.
RPP radio reported that the Huancapamba police station complex in Apurimac was set on fire.
home Minister, Cesar Cervantes He said that the city of Antahuilas has been declared a state of emergency due to these incidents.
“No citizen’s life deserves to be sacrificed for political gain. I reiterate my call for dialogue and an end to violence,” he said President Tina Polwarte on Twitter.
In the same city, 16 civilians and four police officers were injured in protests on Saturday.
Thousands of people gathered Cajamarca, Arequipa, Dagna, Andahuelas, Huancayo, Cuzco and Puno StreetsAccording to pictures broadcast by local TV stations.
Meanwhile, agricultural unions and farmers and tribal organizations announced an indefinite strike from Tuesday, including calls for a Congress shutdown, early elections and a new constitution, according to a statement by the Agrarian and Rural Front. Peru.
The coalition, which brings together more than a dozen organizations, also demands Castillo’s “immediate independence.”
According to the Agriculture Front, Castillo “didn’t commit any conspiracy” On Wednesday he announced the closure of Congress, the intervention of general powers and that he would rule by decree, which led to his impeachment by parliament and the assumption of the head of state by Vice President Polwart.
In Lima, police fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters on Sunday afternoon, who chanted slogans such as “Castillo you are not alone, the people support you” in front of Congress or displayed banners such as “Dina and Congress are the same idiot”. ” or “bad mice.”
Castle He was detained along with his own entourage on his way to the Mexican embassy to seek political asylum. The prosecution accuses him of sedition and conspiracy.
Polwart On Saturday he formed a government with an independent and technical profile and former lawyer Pedro Angulo as prime minister.
“Until now, the president has been unclear about what the bigger question is: are we in a transitional government or are we in front of a power that intends to stay until 2026?” Said the political analyst. Giovanna Penaflor.
The demand for new elections is related to the overwhelming rejection of Congress: according to a November poll, 86% of Peruvians disapprove of Parliament.
Pollard has not ruled out calling an early election on Friday to seek a peaceful solution to the political crisis
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