Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori has accused the Peruvian dictator, Pedro Castilloto carry out a “desperate coup” and has urged Congress to remove him and the Armed Forces to “support the constitutional order.”
“Pedro Castillo strikes a desperate blow because he knew he had a few hours left in power. Congress must go ahead with the vacancy (removal) and the Armed Forces have to support the constitutional order“Wrote on Twitter the leader of the Fuerza Popular party and daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who carried out a self-coup in 1992.
Pedro Castillo strikes a desperate blow because he knew that he had only a few hours left in power. Congress must go ahead with the vacancy and the Armed Forces must support the constitutional order. #NoAlGolpe #VacancyYA
—Keiko Fujimori (@KeikoFujimori) December 7, 2022
defense of democracy
The president of the Peruvian Judiciary, Elvia Barrios, made an appeal this Wednesday to citizens to “remain vigilant in defense of the democratic state and the rule of law.” “We demand that the corresponding institutions remain firm in respecting the rule of law and We ask citizens, organized civil society, to remain vigilant in defense of the democratic rule of law“, Barrios said in a message broadcast on the social networks of the Judiciary.
The president of the Judiciary emphasized that “the rule of law is inherent to respect for fundamental rights” and that in Peru there is “a constitutional rule of law that all powers of the State, constitutional bodies and citizens must respect.”
“The political Constitution of the State has designed solutions and alternatives for all the situations that exist, no one can get out of that constitutional framework,” he remarked. Barrios guaranteed the “independence” in the exercise of the functions of the Judiciary “and the full and effective functioning of all the country’s jurisdictional bodies.” “We will continue to fight firmly against corruption and we condemn all actions that break the entire constitutional and legal order,” he concluded.