Peru’s president proposes early elections for April 2024
Peruvian President Dina Boluarte announced on Sunday night that she will present a bill to bring forward elections to April 2024 in response to the social protests that are taking place in several areas of the country against her government.
“Interpreting in the broadest way the will of the citizenry, I have decided to take the initiative to reach an agreement with the Congress of the Republic to bring forward the General Elections to April 2024,” the president said in an address to the nation on the occasion of the violent demonstrations this weekend that have left for the moment two dead and several dozen injured.
Thus, the Peruvian president, who took office after the dismissal of Pedro Castillo as required by the country’s Constitution, explained that “in the coming days” she will send to Congress a bill to be “agreed with the political forces represented in Parliament”.
Boluarte pointed out that the approval of this law implies constitutional reforms, while his cabinet “will also promote the agreement in the Congress of the Republic of a law for the Reform of the Political System”.
“I invite all the political forces, from the regions and provinces, the authorities, the civil society and the Peruvian people to participate in this process so that a wave of democratic will and national responsibility may guide and orient us”, he added.