Opposition leaders demanded the departure of Peru’s prime minister just three days after his appointment

Thousands of people protest against the appointment of a far-left prime minister of Peru

Various leaders of the right-wing parties demanded, Sunday, in Lima the dismissal of the President of the Council of Ministers of Peru, Guido Peledo., in an outright rejection of the executive power in Peru, during a rally entitled “Against the Communist Dictatorship”.

The concentration of thousands of people on Peru Street responded to a call from supporters of former presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori’s Popular Power Parties, former President Alan Garcia’s Aprista Party, People’s Action (AP) and the Popular Party. Cristiano (PPC), among others.

The former minister and activist in the party “Abrista” Nydia Filches, confirmed this on a podium Peruvian President Pedro Castillo held hostage by Vladimir Cerrone, Founder of the ruling party Peru Liber who would have had the greatest influence in appointing the Cabinet, with a notable extreme leftist tendency.

Newly invested Peruvian President Pedro Castillo (right) celebrates with Guido Peledo after being elected Prime Minister of his government, during the symbolic swearing-in ceremony
Newly invested Peruvian President Pedro Castillo (right) celebrates with Guido Peledo after being elected Prime Minister of his government, during the symbolic swearing-in ceremony

“We must go to the Government Palace and ask Castillo to remove Peledo.”Vilches added, referring to the prime minister, who is under constant investigation over his apology for terrorism.

Peledo announced on Sunday that he has no ties to the armed gang Shining Path, but the congressman has also praised the characters of this subversive group, such as Edith Lagos, on his social networks.

“We must demand Peledo’s resignation today, it is an insult to the Peruvian people”Former Congresswoman Aprista added.

In turn, former Aprista Prime Minister Jorge del Castillo asserted that “half of this government is from the Shining Path and the other half is from the MRTA (Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement). This is parity in this government.”

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Lawyer Lourdes Flores, who advised Fujimori to run in the last presidential election, told the protesters that “we must be together in parliament and in the streets, in unity for democracy” to prevent, among other things, the proposal of the Constituent Assembly by President Pedro Castillo.

Vladimir Cerrone, leader of the extreme left of the ruling party of Peru
Vladimir Cerrone, leader of the extreme left of the ruling party of Peru

“Let’s take care of Parliament, let’s be smarter than our opponents”, Flores, a former Chinese Communist Party presidential candidate in 2001 and 2006, added.

In turn, Fuerza Popular Congressman, Hernando Guerra Garcia, stated that “We will fight against communism until the last cartridge is burned.”

Along the same lines, former legislator and former minister Juan Chipote expressed that “Guido Peledo (in Congress) should not be trusted, the opponent is annihilated from the start”.

On Sunday, Peledo began a series of meetings with congressional seats before presenting the cabinet to a plenary session to demand their vote of confidence.

In the event Parliament refuses to trust the Cabinet, as some sectors have suggested, the president just needs another vote against his chief executive to have the power to dissolve Congress, as former President Martin Vizcarra did in 2019 during a serious political crisis.

(With information from EFE)

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