Peruvian government calls vacancy motion to dismiss Pedro Castillo “coup”



The vacancy motion presented to Congress this Thursday to impeach the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo, has been criticized by the president himself and by several ministers and lawmakers, who have called it an attempted “coup”.

During his speech at the National Meeting of Peasant, Indigenous and Urban Rounds of Peru, President accused to the elites and sectors of the Peruvian right of refuse to recognize the results of the last elections and to destabilize the country.

A few hours before the holding of a march called by right-wing political parties in the capital of the country, Castillo assured that the promoters of his dismissal “”they do not tolerate that a rural teacher and farmer has reached the presidency“and added that” what they want is to take back power to continue to traffic and manipulate power groups. “

In this context, the Minister of the Interior, Avelino Guillén, warned that the presidential impeachment request is part of a “political strategy to overthrow a legitimate government“From the opposition groups who do not accept their electoral defeat, noted in an interview with local media.

“It is a coup d’etat, it is clearly a violation of the popular will”, declared the minister, who recommended to the president “to go out to express his opinions and to communicate more with the press”, evoking the lack of strategy. Communication.

Likewise, the Minister for Women and Vulnerable Populations, Anahí Durand, denounced that after barely four months of government, there is “a coup d’etat which do not assimilate his defeat and that it continually boycott and erode democracy “to exert pressure and” to maintain its privileges and impunity. “

For her part, Ensemble’s legislator for Peru, Sigrid Bazán, also assessed the motion as “a new blow to democracy and to the popular will of those who never accepted their defeat “and who from the first day of government” spoke of fraud and today they are promoting a vacancy.

The vacancy motion was formally presented to Parliament after gathering the necessary 26 signatures, from members of Congress of opposition parties, whose votes do not reach the 52 necessary to be debated, let alone the 87 out of a total of 130 needed to remove the president.

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