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The Armed Forces and the Police of Peru support Vizcarra as supreme chief

October 2, 2019

Regional governors support the decision to dissolve Congress


The Joint Command of the Armed Forces and the National Police have ratified their support for Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra, as supreme chief after dissolving Congress on Monday.

“The Chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces and the General Commanders of the Army, Navy, Air Force and National Police of Peru reaffirm in the Government Palace their full support for the constitutional order and President Martín Vizcarra as Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces and PNP “, said the Presidency in his Twitter account.

The words of the Joint Command have taken place after a meeting between the president, who has been suspended by Congress for “moral incapacity” after a motion of censure, and several representatives of the security forces.

The National Assembly of Regional Governments (ANGR) has offered its support for the “constitutional dissolution of the Congress”, which has been announced on Monday by Vizcarra after what it has considered as the rejection of the deputies to the issue of trust and, therefore, Therefore, the constitutional reform project promoted by the Executive.

Through a pronouncement issued tonight and disseminated by the Andean news agency, the regional governors have also shown their disagreement with the motion of censure presented by Congresswoman Yeni Vilcatoma when considering it to be an “unconstitutional” act.

“The regional governors, members of the National Assembly of Regional Governments, faced with the latest events developed today in the Congress of the Republic, we express support for the decision taken by the President of the Republic, who has made use of his constitutional prerogative “, they have indicated in a statement.

Likewise, they have urged citizens to calm before the political situation brought by the decision taken by the Executive Power and have asked that they be “vigilant to defend the rule of law.”