In the Congress of the Republic, bills that seek to interfere with other powers of the State continue to be presented despite the poor approval they have among citizens according to the most recent opinion polls. Today, the focus is on justice and electoral systems.
Congressman Jorge Flores Ancachi (Popular Action), who was investigated for alleged crimes of criminal organization and influence peddling in the Los Niño case, presented a proposal for constitutional reform “to strengthen the integrity and suitability of the authority of the legislative branch, executives and the autonomous power of the State.”
The details of the initiative No. 06034/2023-CR seeks to remove the members of the National Board of Justice, Constitutional Court, National Election Jury and National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) if they receive a sentence for the crime of intent. robbery for the first time.
The move also affects the Office of the Ombudsman, the Office of the National Prosecutor, judges of the Supreme Court, ministers of State and head of the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec).
Among the arguments included by Flores Ancachi is the reference to the investigations carried out by the former ministers of the imprisoned former president Pedro Castillo (2021-2022) in the execution of their functions according to a web portal. Among them is the current president Dina Boluarte, who heads the Development and Social Inclusion portfolio, who is in a file for the crime of money laundering because she was involved in the ‘Los Dinamicos del Centro’ case.
In addition, it also mentions Roberto Sánchez, former head of the Foreign Trade and Tourism portfolio, for fraud in the administration of a legal entity; and the former Minister of Housing, Geiner Alvarado, for inconsistent negotiations and improper use of position, falsification of documents and crimes against public administration, for irregularities in the case of Puente Tarata-Petroperú.
On the other hand, it cited that “the Office of the Attorney General of the State informed Centro Liber that, as of January 14, 2022, there are 48 ongoing processes for corruption crimes involving 16 congressmen of the Republic, which elected for the 2021 legislative period. 2026 .”
“In the tax investigations faced by the parliamentarians, 20 cases were found in the preliminary processes, 7 in the intermediate stage, 15 formal investigations and 6 trial cases, the crimes with highest incidence is embezzlement and conspiracy.
The lampa lawmaker’s proposal has the support of his colleagues Raúl Doroteo, Darwin Espinoza, Elvis Vergara, Wilson Soto and Luis Aragón. This group was also involved in alleged acts of corruption that occurred during the Castillo Terrones regime.
However, this is not the first time that these questioned ‘fathers of the nation’ have tried to influence other State powers. In May, Congressman Flores Ancachi also presented before the Constitution and Regulations Commission that the Legislature is the entity that oversees the selection of the new attorney general.
In his project he emphasized that the selection of the head of the Attorney General’s Office will be included in article 47 of the Magna Carta along with other high authorities such as the magistrates of the Constitutional Court, the Ombudsman’s Office and members of the Central Reserve Bank.
“The Attorney General of the State is elected by Congress, with a vote in favor of two-thirds of the legal number of congressmen, for a period of five years. It is up to Congress to remove him for gross misconduct,” said the document.
In addition, the new attorney general can also be accused before the Permanent Commission if he commits any violation of the constitution, according to article 99.