new president of peru in the boulevardnot ruled out this friday call early election “if the situation warrants” and asked pacify and negotiate with protesters Streets across the country took to the streets to protest the arrest of former President Pedro Castillo, dismissed after the dissolution of Congress.
“The Constitution says till 2026, However, if the society and if the situation warrants it, we go ahead with the elections in dialogue with the political and democratic forces of the Congress; We will sit down to talk,” Boluaarte said in the statement to the press, after this Thursday he spoke in the opposite direction and assured that he planned to stay until the end of the mandate.
Boluarte, a 60-year-old lawyer who was Castillo’s deputy, took over this Wednesday after removing the president, recalled that this Thursday he met with various congressional benches to find a way out of Peru’s crisis. “Yesterday I met with different groups, both from the right and the left, because after being sworn in for the first time as president, he is sworn in as president of all Peruvians. As a result, Let’s meet the National Council and the surviving organizations of Peru so that we can give a peaceful solution“, he pointed out.
street protests continue
The new president called for dialogue and said he hoped that “with maturity” the crisis the country was facing could be overcome. ,We must solve the economic and food crisis“, he assured. At the same time, he sent a message to the people mobilizing in the streets that “Let’s talk and find a peaceful way out”.
Las Demonstrations in various Peruvian cities in favor of Castillo have escalated in recent hours, Dozens of protesters blocked different sections of the Panamericana Sur highway with stones and sticks and burned tires for the second day in a row this Friday, demanding general elections and the shutdown of Congress.
In Lima, a protest of about a thousand people marched towards the parliament this Thursday, where it was dispersed by police with tear gas and where At least three protesters arrested, The streets were also crowded in other parts of the interior, such as in the department of Small Town. cajamarca- Castillo’s birthplace, as well as Trujillo, Puno, Ayacucho, Huancavelica and Moquegua.
Several inter-provincial transport companies suspended the sale of tickets to destinations in the south due to pickets of protesters stationing themselves at the entrances to the cities of Ica and Arequipa, the most important in that region of the country.
The Superintendence of the Land Transport of People, Cargo and Goods (SUTRAN) confirmed that traffic is restricted in three sections of the Panamericana Sur Highway and recommended rescheduling the departures of buses to the south of Lima and the region to prevent risks on the roads Has been.
The Office of the Ombudsman called upon all citizens to be calm and responsible. ,The use of violent means is prohibited during protest mobilization.“, he indicated in a message on Twitter. “We ask the Peruvian police to act with the utmost discretion. Although they have an obligation to restore public order, they must comply with the principles of legality, necessity and proportionality,” he said. police raid,
formation of new government
Boluaarte plans to continue this Friday with talks to form a government. As he left his home in the direction of the Government Palace, he assured the press in the morning, “We will continue the work of putting together a cabinet that gives confidence to the Peruvian population.” cabinet for two days, given that All of Castillo’s ministers resigned in a cascade in disapproval of the self-coup.
Castillo was detained this Friday at the same prison where the former president is serving his sentence Alberto Fujimori, in Base of the special forces of the police in the east of the city of Lima. Boluaarte assured this Friday that he wanted to meet the former president at the place where he is being held and that he was very sorry that this “unexpected” situation had arisen, and insisted on talking of a coup d’état.
“I will go in a few more days, if I am allowed after the swearing in of the new cabinet, I would like to go and greet President Pedro Castillo because the fact that everything has happened so quickly and violently, I feel sad too.” “He insisted…”there is a coup Castillo has shocked the whole of Peru, including his ministers,” he said.
Political asylum and support from Mexico
Castillo tried to dissolve the legislature and rule by decree, but his orders were ignored by Congress and the armed forces. The prosecutor’s office accused Castillo of rebellion and conspiracy., and a High Court ordered an initial jail term of seven days. If found guilty, he could face a sentence of intermediate 10 and 20 years in prison,
After announcing the dissolution of the powers and declaring a state of emergency on Wednesday, Castillo was detained by his own escort on his way to the Mexican embassy in Lima to request political asylum. mexican presidential government andres manuel lopez obradorHer staunch defender, according to Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, said he is consulting with Peru’s new government on whether to grant her asylum.
During the series of events leading up to his dismissal, the United States and other countries in the region and Spain condemned his attempt to break the constitutional order and called for respect for the rule of law in Peru. But López Obrador, Venezuela Nicolás Maduro and Colombian Gustavo Petro blame Peru’s elite for encircling Castillo Ever since he came to power.
Dina Boluarte is a 60-year-old lawyer with a leftist tradition and not much is known about her personal life. He was chosen as the first vice president of the republic in the presidential formula of the Marxist Peru Libre party, which had nominated Pedro Castillo for the head of the country the previous year, and from which he was expelled due to political differences with its leaders. was given. The new president was Minister of Development and Social Inclusion from the start of the Castillo government on July 28, 2021, until late November, when the political landscape worsened with the confirmation that Congress was going to subject the former president to a third term. Proposal to remove “permanent moral incapacity”.