Congressmen file motion of censure against Peru’s president

The President of Peru, Dina Boluarte, President of Peru, Dina Boluarte – MARIANA BAZO / ZUMA PRESS / CONTACTOFOTO

The benches of several leftist parties in the Peruvian Congress have presented this Wednesday a motion of censure against the country’s president, Dina Boluarte, alleging her «moral incapacity» to continue as head of state.

The group of parliamentarians justified their decision by pointing out that the president is responsible for the deaths that have been occurring in Peru as a result of the demonstrations demanding her resignation, as reported by RPP radio station.

The initiative, presented by Peru Democrático congresswoman Nieves Limachi, has been supported by some of her fellow party members such as Guillermo Bermejo or former Prime Minister Betssy Chavez. Other signatories include congressmen Ruth Luque, Sigrid Bazán and Isabel Córtez of Cambio Democrático; Alex Flores and Waldemar Cerrón of Perú Libre; or Víctor Cutipa of Perú Bicentenario.

«Our country is being bled dry by the lousy management of the government and the forces of law and order led by Mrs. Dina Boluarte, since to date 44 people have already died as a result of the excessive use of weapons against the Peruvian people», reads the motion presented in the Andean Parliament, as reported by ‘La República’.

«It is assumed that both Mrs. Boluarte and none of the members of her cabinet are willing to resign, despite the fact that our people continue to be literally and nefariously massacred. There is no other term that could be used,» the missive continues.

The motion of censure now needs 66 votes to be admitted and then it will have to get 87 votes for the removal of Boluarte, as it happened last December 7 with former President Pedro Castillo.