Peru: five news items that shook national politics this week

Summary of news about Peruvian politics.

The latest political news in Peru reflect how convulsed the president’s government is Pedro Castillo. Close this week in the middle of Vacancy requests, with questioned ministers, bids in the intern of the ruling party and the rumor about a possible resignation of the president of the Council of Ministers, Mirtha Vásquez.

After overcoming the barrier of the first 100 days of management, Castillo has been involved in new conflicts, but the public has the perception that he does little to solve them.

SCANDAL OVER IRREGULAR PROMOTIONS IN THE ARMED FORCES

The week began with a new crisis for the head of state. After the former army commander, José Vizcarra Álvarez, denounced that the presidential secretary, Bruno Pacheco Castillo, and the defense minister, Walter Ayala, had interfered in the promotion of two colonels who would be related to the government.

By refusing to make such promotions, José Vizcarra was passed into retirement, despite having only been in the position for three months. As he explained, he could not accept the changes for meritocratic reasons.

“I can only think that (my pass to retirement) is due to a recently presented reason and that it is the promotion process and the invitations to retirement that are part of the activities that take place in this part of the year. (…) I did receive some requests, which were made known to me before the process through Secretary Bruno Pacheco and the Defense Minister, and messages through the Defense Minister’s Aide-de-camp. There were several recommended and to varying degrees “declared José Vizcarra on the morning of Monday, November 8, on a local radio station.

INTERPELLATION TO WALTER AYALA

This revelation caused Minister Walter Ayala to make his position available. However, his resignation was not accepted by President Castillo, despite the fact that Prime Minister Vásquez had advanced that everything was consummated for the Defense Minister.

Given this, the Congress got to work and with 77 in favor, 34 against and 2 abstentions, approved to question the Minister of Defense, Walter Ayala Gonzáles.

At the proposal of the President of Congress, María del Carmen Alva, the Minister of Defense, will attend the Plenary Session on Tuesday, November 16 from 9:00 am, to answer the interpellation document.

File photograph in which the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo (i), along with his defense minister, Walter Ayala (r), was registered in Lima (Peru).  EFE / Paolo Aguilar
File photograph in which the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo (i), along with his defense minister, Walter Ayala (r), was registered in Lima (Peru). EFE / Paolo Aguilar

NO INTERPELLATION OF JUAN SILVA, OF THE MTC

The same day that it accepted the motion against Ayala, the Congress of the Republic rejected the interpellation of Juan Silva, Minister of Transportation and Communications.

Popular Force (FP), Purple Party, Alliance for Progress (APP), Somos Perú, Renovación Popular and Avanza País were the political groups that signed and promoted this request, but did not reach the necessary votes for its approval in plenary session.

Peru Libre and Podemos Peru voted against it, and some congressmen from FP, Acción Popular and APP abstained. In total, the initiative only obtained 27 votes in favor, 48 against and 39 abstentions, so Minister Silva will not be summoned to answer the list of questions related to a restructuring within the Superintendency of Land Transportation of People, Cargo and Merchandise (Sutran) and the Urban Transport Authority (ATU).

FORMER PRESIDENT MANUEL MERINO DEMANDS HIS LIVING PENSION

Almost a year after the resignation of Manuel Merino to the presidency of Peru, the former congressman also ratified that he was not responsible for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado, young people who died on November 14, 2020 due to police repression during the National March against him.

Likewise, Merino justified his request for the life pension to make the payment to the lawyers who will defend him against the complaints that have been filed against him: three complaints of Abeas Corpus, one constitutional complaint.

Manuel Merino is under investigation for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado in the November 2020 demonstrations against his government.  Photo: Composition / Infobae
Manuel Merino is under investigation for the deaths of Inti Sotelo and Bryan Pintado in the November 2020 demonstrations against his government. Photo: Composition / Infobae

PEDRO CASTILLO GAVE BALANCE OF HIS FIRST 100 DAYS

From Ayacucho, Pedro Castillo gave a balance on his achievements in the first 100 days in command of Peru. He began his presentation singing an extract from the “Flor de Retama”, to explain that he found a collapsed health system, boys and girls without attending face-to-face classes, 3 million Peruvians unemployed and thousands of illiterate and malnourished people.

But more than achievements, he gave promises, among them the massification of gas for all Peruvians, the presentation of a package of legal and constitutional reforms to ensure that no one accused of corruption could run for public office.

He also announced the increase in the minimum wage, the return to face-to-face classes in March 2022 and the sale of the presidential plane.

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