LIMA ( Associated Press) – Peru’s constitutional court on Tuesday blocked a third attempt to remove President Pedro Castillo by nullifying a legislative process for alleged treason.
This is the third time that Parliament, with an opposition majority, seeks to remove him from power. The last two initiatives failed for lack of votes when the unicameral Congress of 130 congressmen promoted the departure of the president due to an alleged moral incapacity.
The Constitutional Court’s decision was reflected in a document the Associated Press had access to, which indicates that the agreement of the constitutional impeachment subcommittee – which recommended disqualifying her from holding public office for five years – at the headquarters parliamentary fair Violated the right of inspiration
At present, the President has not commented on the decision of the Constitutional Court.
In practical terms, the five-year disqualification is meant to remove Castillo, who began his government on July 28, 2021 and by law must rule for five years until 2026.
Two weeks ago, that subcommittee approved a report that concluded Castillo had committed the crime of treason during an interview with the CNN En Español television station in January when he said he would provide Bolivia with possible access. To do this, the Peruvian population will be consulted. Sea.
“We will agree, we will consult people. For that, the people need to perform,” Castillo replied when a CNN reporter reminded him of the “sea to Bolivia” sentence he offered years before he became president.
Castillo adds five preliminary investigations, most of them for alleged crimes of corruption. The President rejects all the allegations which are gradually becoming known through the press.
His clashes with parliament and the prosecutor’s office have led a mission from the Organization of American States to visit Peru at his request with the aim of recovering “democratic normality”. The mission, which ends its two-day visit to the country during the day, will later present a report to the OAS Permanent Council on the political crisis in Peru.