Monday, January 24

The Congress of Peru does not admit to debate the motion of censure against Pedro Castillo



The Plenary of the Congress of Peru has not admitted to debate the motion of censure proposed against the president of the country, Pedro Castillo, for “Permanent moral incapacity”, by not getting the necessary votes on Tuesday.

To approve the discussion of the motion, 52 votes in favor were required, although only 46 congressmen have shown their support, while 76 have voted against and four have abstained, reports the Peruvian newspaper ‘La República’.

The proposal has been endorsed by all the groups of the opposition Fuerza Popular, Avanza País and Renovación Popular, as well as by a legislator from Podemos Peru, whose other four congressmen have abstained.

In addition, the majority of the Alianza para el Progreso bench has rejected the admission of the motion – two congressmen have shown their support.

For its part, the party that led Castillo to the Presidency, Peru Libre, as well as Popular Action, We are Peru and Together for Peru they have voted against in block.


The congresswoman from Avanza País Patricia Chirinos, promoter of the proposal, has defended in plenary session the motion for dismissal against the president, whom she has described as an “executioner of the Peruvians” and has accused of “dynamiting the bases of the State, infringing the Constitution and being unfair to his party (Peru Libre) and the people who elected him.

In this sense, Chirinos has pointed to recent controversies in Castillo such as the alleged meetings in his parallel home in the Breña district of Lima with businessmen, authorities and politicians, or the alleged “pressure” on promotions in the Armed Forces, a scandal for which his former secretary Bruno Pacheco is being investigated and for which Walter Ayala resigned as Defense Minister.

After Chirinos’ arguments, the Peru Libre bench was the first to intervene through its spokesman, Waldemar Cerrón, who pointed out that “there are no solid arguments” for the vacancy or “any conviction” to “submit” to Peru. “At personal whims”, picks up the Peruvian press.

The Alianza para el Progreso spokesman, Eduardo Salhuana, has expressed his position against the admission of the motion, while from Somos Peru Congressman José Jerí has ​​also asserted that there are no “elements” to “justify a vacancy.”

Along the same lines, the spokesperson for Together for Peru, Ruth Luque, lamented that the proposal is “focused on ignoring the electoral results.” On the part of Acción Popular, Edwin Martínez has advocated for a “Last chance” for the president and Ilich López has stressed that the position of his training is based on the fact that he seeks to carry out a “responsible and intelligent opposition” that aims to “let people work and contribute to the country.”

On the other hand, the spokesman for Popular Renovation, Jorge Montoya, has called for support for the motion and has said that Castillo “has little moral capacity to lead the Armed Forces through institutional channels”, referring to the scandal over the alleged irregular ascents.

From Fuerza Popular, the party of former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, Congressman Hernando Guerra has called support the motion for lack of “moral capacity” of the agent.

For her part, the Peruvian Prime Minister, Mirtha Vásquez, has greeted the decision of Congress through a publication on her Twitter profile, in which she has guaranteed the “greater will” of the Government to “join efforts with the legislature and Peruvians of good will “to” achieve changes in the lives of those who have the least. “

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