President of Peru announces that it will annul the curfew | News

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The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, announced this Tuesday in the framework of a meeting with the National Congress to annul the curfew amid protests led by carriers in the country.

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“As of 6:00 p.m. (local time), the measure of social immobility is lifted, which corresponds to calling for the tranquility of the Peruvian people,” announced the head of state, who urged the authorities to prevent acts such as roadblocks and damage to the public and private property.

The president emphasized that the powers of the State have the obligation to serve the citizenry, as well as to solve socioeconomic problems, “although the mobilization cannot be used to attack properties and affect others,” he said.

For his part, the Prime Minister, Aníbal Torres, reiterated to the parliamentarians that the Executive is respectful of democracy and for this reason they have never contemplated the dissolution of Congress, denying the rumors fueled by the media.

“The decision made on the state of emergency was made based on the information we had that a social upheaval was going to occur, such as robbery, looting, business closures, violent confrontations with the police, shortages, and then request the vacancy or resignation of the president. “, detailed the Peruvian premier.

Bill presented to Congress

In order to stop the demonstrations by carriers, the Executive presented a bill to Congress, which is being debated and it is estimated that an agreement on the situation will be made in the next few hours.

“99 percent of congressmen agree with the Executive’s proposals (…) We have presented a bill to solve this problem that is not new, political insecurity has existed for at least five years, which brings insecurity economy,” Torres emphasized.

At the same time, the prime minister asked Congress to put aside the pretensions of applying the presidential vacancy due to permanent fatal disability, “we must reduce this measure to its maximum expression, it lacks arguments,” he added.

“Among the proposals that we present for carriers and farmers are the exemption from the selective consumption tax, as well as the exemption from the general sales tax on those foodstuffs that are part of the basic family basket (such as eggs, meat, milk, among others), and Congress will evaluate it,” said Prime Minister Torres.

Finally, Torres urged not only the Legislative Power but also the Judiciary to work in coordination to provide solutions to the problems of Peruvians, a country that has been experiencing political instability for several years.

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