President Castillo reaffirms the will to govern in the face of threats | News
The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, ratified on Tuesday his will to continue governing despite the enormous attempts of the opposition to remove him through a request for vacancy before Congress, or through a suspension for constitutional accusation.
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In a public act held in his hometown of Cajamarca, Castillo expressed that he would not let himself “run away from a tiny group that tries to ignore the will of the people. For me there is no step back,” he said.
Similarly, the president called on the Organization of American States (OAS) for the regional body to activate the Democratic Charter, and “this minority group understands once and for all that the majority is respected and that minorities must respect what the majorities say,” he remarked.
Feeling support from my brothers in Cajamarca, in each return, strengthens me. This support is one more motivation to continue with the project entrusted to me by my country. Let us be respectful of the decisions of the people in a democracy. Let’s lead together the leadership of our country. pic.twitter.com/uJ3PR97kLZ
– Pedro Castillo Terrones (@PedroCastilloTe)
March 2, 2022
In this sense, the head of state warned that “many people have told me that they were going to Sarratea, to a family home that sheltered me, in a campaign, but today they are silent when they are summoned to a hotel to schedule this coup plan and that it has been happening this week”, referring to a meeting organized by the Friedrich Naumannn foundation and attended by several legislators, including the president of Congress María del Carmen Alva.
The Executive denounced a campaign that is taking place against him, which he maintains is corrupt and that he will resign from the presidency, and avoided that “I have come to correct the errors that have occurred in this country,” and denounced the corruption evidenced by his predecessors and who robbed the nation of more than 20 billion soles (five thousand 263 million dollars).
In this sense, the far-right congressman Jorge Montoya, one of the promoters of the vacancy process against Castillo, stated that Castillo’s position “is going to have its share of blood”; At the same time, he maintained that he hopes to gather the 87 votes necessary for Congress to remove the president.
Declarations before which Congresswoman Margot Palacios, of the ruling party, Peru Libre, avoided that “we will not allow the extreme right to generate a bloodbath for the Peruvian people”; and urged the Prosecutor’s Office to investigate the threat from the opposition legislator Montoya.
For his part, the former Anti-Corruption Attorney, Cézar Azabache, predicted that, if Castillo were vacated, another wave of social protests could arise similar to the one that, with the loss of two human lives, forced the resignation of the conservative president Manuel Merino, who occupied the position for less than a week after the vacancy of Martín Vizcarra.