He agreed with what was announced by the President of the Republic, Dina Boluarte, in his last message to the Nation. In this way, Elvia Barrios, Head of the Judiciaryconsidered appropriate the early elections proposed by the head of state on Sunday, December 11.
Through an interview with RPP Noticias, the official assured that what the Peruvian president stated corresponds to a response that Peruvians are requesting since a few days ago.
On the other hand, he considered it unlikely that the current Congress of the republic be maintained until 2026 and criticized the coup executed last Wednesday, December 7 by the former president of the Republic, Pedro Castillo Terrones.
“I think it is a good measure that the president has given, I consider that it is the appropriate one because it responds a little if you will to the social expectations that citizens have”, he pointed out a few hours ago before thousands of viewers.
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“We cannot stop listening to that popular cry because although there are extremist groups, the truth is that there is a rational group that is against what is happening in Peru,” added the official on Monday, December 12, on the local channel.
It should be noted that the President of the Republic, Dina Boluarte, offered a message to the nation amid the strong social protests that are taking place in Lima and various regions of the country to announce that he will submit to Congress a bill to advance elections to April 2024.
When asked about the permanence of the members of the Plenary, Elvia Barrios was very emphatic and maintained that the current Congress could not remain until 2026, for which reason He urged parliamentarians to reflect on the idea of stepping aside.
“The way things are, I don’t think it’s viable for them to stay for four more years. I think that there must be a deep reflection by the congressmen”, he specified during his participation in RPP Noticias.
“Parliamentarians must analyze what is it that in these moments of violence it suits the country. If you really love your homeland, you have to know how to step aside and not look for excuses, ”he added during his speech.
At another point in the interview, the official took the opportunity to reject once again all the accusations in which Castillo Terrones implicated him. As recalled, the former Peruvian president pointed out that they would be “working” on a possible plot against him.
In this way, the owner of the Power of attorney, ruled out a political persecution against the former head of state, which he mentioned on his official social networks.
“What I can say with absolute certainty is that there is no political persecution. We in the Judiciary resolve in merit to the request of the Public ministry and the evidence it presents. We did not invent the evidence in relation to this fact, ”he said in RPP Noticias.
On the other hand, he assured that the former president has had his constitutional rights respectedTherefore, no more hypotheses on the matter should be woven. It was also recalled that with 67 votes in favor, 45 against and 0 abstentions, Congress approved the lifting of the political impeachment against Pedro Castillo.
According to the legislative resolution, it indicates to the Peruvian ex-president as alleged co-author of the commission of the crimes against the powers of the State and the constitutional order as a result of the failed coup attempt that took place on Wednesday, December 7.