December 6, 2021

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Pedro Castillo is facing Peruvian Congress because of legislation restricting his power to dissolve parliament

File image. The President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, congratulated Mirta Vasquez on his appointment as Prime Minister in Lima, Peru. October 6, 2021. Distributed by President / Reuters via Peru. Attention Editors – This image was contributed by a third party. No resale or file.

The Peruvian government announced on Wednesday that it would provide A lawsuit to declare a law passed by Congress “unconstitutional.”With a majority of the opposition, That Left-wing President Pedro Castillo controls the power to dissolve parliament.

Congress was born to see Tuesday A law that would change the powers of government to demand a “confidence vote.” For their ministers, a mechanism that executives are looking for Defend his cabinet, which, according to the government, has now broken the “balance of power”.

Prime Minister, Mirta Vasquez, At a press conference after his cabinet meeting, said the decision was made to present it in the Constitutional Court A petition to repeal the law, as soon as Congress enacted it in the next few days.

According to the Constitution of Peru, The president can dissolve the monopoly Congress if legislators twice reject a no-confidence vote in the cabinet, A mechanism devised by the then president to close parliament in 2019 Martin Viscara And Great political crisis in the mining country.

The law indicates that Congress voted 79 in favor and 43 against The government can only ask for a vote of confidence on matters related to the general policy of the administration, not on constitutional reforms.

The government, looking for equality, however, accepted this rule. Hours before he sends out a reform plan, the removal of a president continues due to mental or physical disability; And by “Moral impotence“It’s still like that – but it’s subjective, according to analysts.” This has resulted in the resignation or vacancy of three leaders within four years.

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When the executive is in a state of insecurity, Congress has the power at any time to run for the presidency because of the ‘aforementioned’ moral impotence.Justice Minister Anapal Torres said at the same press conference.

Regarding the decision of the Assembly, the President of the Congress, Maria del Carmen Alva -Central Right Party Popular activity– The law, he told reporters “It strengthens the commitment to democracy and protects parliamentary privileges.”

(With Reuters information)

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