Above: Delia Muñoz, Gastón Soto and Jorge Rioja. Below: Josué Gutiérrez, Miguel Soria and Pedro Cartolín. Photo: La República composition
After the deadline, the seats of the Congress presented a total of six candidates for the office of Ombudsman. This is a new process that will be carried out without public tenders. Applicants are by direct invitation only, depending on the affiliations of the legislators.
Fuerza Miscellanea presented as a guest candidate the former Minister of Justice of the government of Manuel Merino, Delia Muñoz Muñoz. Unlike previous processes, this parliamentary group now appoints someone directly.
Although Walter Gutiérrez was a former defender of Fujimorismo, his application, also by invitation, was given by the legislator at the time, Víctor García Belaunde (Popular Action).
Alianza para el Progreso (APP) and the Somos Perú bench have lawyer Gastón Soto Vallenas as a guest petitioner to defend the position.
Acción Popular and the Magisterium Bloque presented the lawyer Jorge Rioja Vallejos as a candidate, who had previously tried to obtain the office of Ombudsman and was reported in Sunat.
Popular Renewal demands Miguel Soria Fuerte. Meanwhile, Podemos Perú and Somos Perú have Pedro Cartolín Pastor as their candidate. And Peru Libre presented Josué Gutiérrez, a parliamentary adviser and nominated him as a political operator in the process of the debated election of the current members of the Constitutional Court.
In the following weeks, the special Congressional Commission, president Manuel García Correa (APP), will continue with the process and, of course, the popular candidate in this process will be elected without public competition, Gastón Soto Vallenas.
The last vote for the general election is scheduled for mid-May. Each candidate requires 87 votes to be elected.
The Union Ombudsman has announced that they will go to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to find out all the dangers that present the current election process, because they lack meritocracy standards and there are no adequate mechanisms. . about the participation of citizens.