JNE: Political parties must hold internal elections

The president of the National Jury of Elections (JNE) Victor Ticona appeared yesterday before the Constitution Commission of the Congress of the Republic to mention the action policies that will be carried out in the next presidential elections in 2021. One of the points they addressed was the new regulation for political parties, which must hold internal elections to choose the candidate to represent them.

Said modality will be compulsorily fulfilled, one that according to Ticona will guarantee transparency in the process of electing candidates in the next elections. In a joint work with the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) and the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status (Reniec) the organization tasks will be carried out, while for the second it would focus on the electoral rolls, all this will be supervised by the JNE itself.

Another point was the use of non-face-to-face electronic voting in internal elections, since in this way the crowding of people and future points of contagion of the coronavirus were avoided (Covid-19). On the other hand, the ‘optional vote’ was taken into account in which people vulnerable to the new virus could be exempt from paying the fine for not going to vote or participate as members of the electoral table, such proposal would also take into account the People over 60 years.

At the meeting the question about the project that proposes to extend the date of the elections to the last Sunday in May was addressed, for this the president of the JNE affirmed that it would not be possible because it is suspected that said elections could reach the 2nd round , and in this way the change of command would have to be extended to July 28.

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