Prime Minister PeruAnival Torres said on Monday (25th) that the government will call a referendum to propose reforming the country’s constitution. The idea is to increase the role of the state in the economy.
“We have submitted to Congress a bill to amend the Constitution for the purpose of convening a Constituent Assembly to draft a new text,” he said. The process is long, Torres said, and people will decide whether or not to hold a council.
This is one of the president’s election promises. Pedro Castillo. He and Congress are going through a popular crisis.
Since the Peruvian Congress is dominated by the opposition, the proposal is unlikely to advance.
President Castillo had already announced, this Friday, that he would be sending a draft.
“We will send this bill that we will work on immediately,” Castillo said last week, speaking at a public session of the Council of Ministers in the Andean city of Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire.
On April 10, the National Elections Arbitration Commission (JNE) clarified that calling a referendum to approve a constitutional change would require prior approval by Congress by an absolute majority.
Castillo is a 52-year-old rural teacher who, as the candidate of a small Marxist-Leninist party, won the presidency in 2021 after the runoff against the right. Keiko FujimoriThe daughter of the former president.
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