Congress passes an opinion restricting candidates with a conviction.

Following the presidential message, the plenary session of the Congress of the Republic met to approve an opinion of the Constitution Commission that prohibits the application of those sentenced in the first instance for intentional crimes. Said measure modifies the Organic Law of Elections so that people with a conviction in the first instance are excluded from running in popular elections, whether for president, vice president, Congress, Andean Parliament and other similar positions.

This measure had an approval of 111 votes in favor, 14 against and 0 abstentions. This, after they have debated and approved to eliminate parliamentary immunity, including a modification in 2 articles previously. Said modification in which it included the president and the council of ministers for abstention from immunity.

On Monday, said prediction will be submitted to a second vote again, in which it will be evaluated to eliminate the political prejudice of the president, ministers, magistrates of the TC (Constitutional Court), judges and prosecutors, as well as any authority that has said power. .

In the aforementioned debate, the issue of immunity and its modifications to article 93 of the Constitution and deletes the aforementioned prerogative and article 99 and 117 was approved with 110 votes in favor, 13 against and 0 abstentions, said measure It emerged hours before the President of the Republic, Martin Vizcarra, had given a message to the nation in which he regretted that his political reforms had not been approved, and that the issue will go to a referendum in the next elections.

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