, Dec 5 () –
The Government of Peru has announced that if Congress admits the motion of censure against the president, Pedro Castillo, they will appeal to the Constitutional Court, since they consider that this initiative is a “coup d’etat” covered up by those who lost the last elections.
The plenary session of Congress will vote on Tuesday whether to admit the motion of vacancy against Castillo for “permanent moral incapacity”, after he has been involved in successive controversies since he took office on July 28. For the measure to be successful, 40 percent of the deputies present must vote in favor.
The Minister of Justice, Aníbal Torres, has explained that, if Congress goes ahead, “immediately” the government will present a competition action before the Constitutional Court, according to the TV Peru channel. Torres has stressed that Castillo has no pending investigation, which is why he believes that the motion is “only a pretext” of the conservative opposition.
Both Torres and the Peruvian vice president, Dina Boluarte, have used the term “coup” to refer to the motion, while Castillo has promised to continue working against those who continue to “plot” things to bring him down. “They will not be able to shut us up,” he said during a ceremony in Cuzco.
At the end of this act, and in statements to the media, he has pronounced on the possibility of dissolving Congress. “Why do I have to close Congress? What I am going to close are the poverty gaps,” he responded to journalists, according to the RPP station.