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The Congress of Peru censures the Minister of Labor, who must leave office


The plenary session of parliament The motion was approved by 71 votes in favor, 28 against and 12 abstentions.

The Congress of Peru approved this Thursday a motion of censure against the Minister of Labor, Betssy Chávez, who consequently will have to leave office in the coming days.

The initiative, promoted by the opposition, was approved with 71 votes in favor, 28 against and 12 abstentions, according to the local newspaper La República.

Among the votes in favor of the dismissal of Chávez were nine from parliamentarians from the ruling party Peru Libre (PL), from which questions also arise against the Government of Pedro Castillo.

Two weeks ago, Chávez and three other ministers, including the chief of staff, Aníbal Torres, were interpellated by parliament, where opposition forces questioned them for poor performance or the commission of irregular acts.

The motion to censure Betssy Chávez was presented last week by legislators from Fuerza Popular, the opposition party led by Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori.

The reason for the initiative was Chávez’s performance during a air traffic controllers’ strike last week. Santa.

The censored minister will have to leave her post in the next few days. He will once again occupy a seat in Congress and will join the Democratic Peru caucus, a coalition formed at the beginning of this year and made up of several dissidents from PL.

Last Sunday night, the national president removed four of his ministers, in the midst of a political crisis that sharpens the confrontation between the Executive and Legislative powers.

The president affirmed a day later that his government team is in “constant evaluation”, and anticipated that he will make more changes in the Cabinet, which has already undergone three modifications since the left-wing teacher assumed power, in July 2021.


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