Elections are called for April 2021

Through a norm published by the official newspaper El Peruano, the Government made it official by means of a supreme decree calling for general elections on April 11, 2021 (the bicentennial year of independence). Said rule indicates that if there is a second round, it will be held on Sunday, April 11, in which the president, vice president, congressmen and representatives to the Andean Parliament will be elected.

Along these lines, the newspaper states that ‘General Elections should be called on Sunday, April 11, 2021, for the election of the President of the Republic, Vice-Presidents, as well as the Congressmen of the Republic and the Peruvian representatives before the Andean Parliament ”.

Likewise, the regulations do not specify under which modalities or details one would go on to a second round, as the old modality of more than half the votes was used to. It is reported ‘The Ministry of Economy and Finance must adopt the pertinent measures for the authorization and delivery of the budget that is required for the execution of General Elections that are called by means of this Supreme Decree.’

In signing the supreme decree, the headings of President Martin Vizcarra, Vicente Zeballos (President of the Council of Ministers) and María Antonieta Alva (Minister of Economy and Finance) can be seen. The rule whose appreciation was signed on Wednesday by the President, who specified that these measures meet the promised demands of taking the oath of office, after the resignation of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on March 23, 2018.

Vizcarra Cornejo refers: ‘Fulfilling my commitment, because I am a person of my word, I show here to the country the supreme decree that says’ to call general elections for April 11, 2021 for the election of the President of the Republic, vice president, congressmen and Peruvian representatives before the Andean Parliament ‘.

Lastly, it is worth mentioning that the friction between the Executive and the Legislative Branch still seems to be ongoing, since in that context, the Constitution Commission of the Congress of the Republic was debating a project to change the election date for May next year.

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