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Peru’s Boluarte to Propose New Bill to Advance Elections if Congress Rejects Current Proposal
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Peru’s Boluarte to Propose New Bill to Advance Elections if Congress Rejects Current Proposal

(Reuters) - Peruvian President Dina Boluarte on Sunday evening promised to propose a constitutional reform to move general elections to October 2023 if lawmakers do not reconsider a proposal to advance the elections to later this year.Lawmakers on Friday rejected a proposal that would open the door to holding elections this year.If Congress does not reconsider the proposal on Monday, Boluarte said she would also present a bill that would require the next elected Congress to oversee a "total reform" of Peru's 1993 constitution.(Reporting by Brendan O'Boyle; Editing by Tom Hogue)Political Cartoons on World Leaders Copyright 2023 Thomson Reuters. Source link
EXPLAINER: How Peru Plunged Into Political Crisis and Protests | Best Countries
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EXPLAINER: How Peru Plunged Into Political Crisis and Protests | Best Countries

After what many describe as a coup attempt and the subsequent removal of a recently elected president, Peru has entered a political crisis.The impeachment and detention of left-leaning President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7 after he attempted to dissolve Congress sparked widespread protests, which have left at least 26 people dead as of Dec. 20, according to Peru’s Ministry of Health. Many more have been injured.The government, under new President Dina Boluarte, who was the former vice president under Castillo, imposed a state of emergency on Dec. 14 that limits some civil liberties for 30 days, including the right to assemble. But on Dec. 20, in a move seen in part as an attempt to appease protesters, the legislature approved a measure to move elections up two years to April 2024.“For the ...