Peruvian President Pedro Castillo has tweeted the following: "Today I presented to @JNE_Peru my irrevocable resignation from the Peru Libre political party. Such a decision is due to my responsibility as president of 33 million Peruvians. I am respectful of the party."
- Peru Libre leader Vladimir Cerron had asked Castillo to give up his membership in the party because of breaking its unity and failing to follow through on his electoral promises.
- “It is necessary to emphasize that the policies undertaken by his government are not consistent with what was promised in the electoral campaign and even less so with the party's program and ideology, implementing the losing neoliberal program”, Peru Libre said in a statement.
- Tensions between the President and Peru Libre contibuted to the breakdown of the party's parliamentary representation. The party started the term with 37 lawmakers, but 21 of them have quit and some formed new groups in parliament.