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Constitution Committee Lawmakers Are Against Early Elections

  • Most Peru’s lawmakers in the constitution committee spoke out against a bill to call for early elections during a congressional debate, Congreso TV broadcast.
  • Constitution committee is debating two bills to call for early elections as a solution to the country’s political crisis.
    • “The political crisis is not resolved with elections, that’s a lie,” said Peru Libre’s lawmaker Guido Bellido.
  • President Pedro Castillo appointed Cesar Landa as Foreign Minister who had already held the same position a month ago, Castillo says on Facebook Live.
    • Castillo had public disagreements over foreign policies with former foreign minister Miguel Rodriguez who resigned last week.
  • Castillo also appointed Jenny Ocampo as agriculture minister replacing Andres Alencastre.

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