Jaime de Althaus: «Vizcarra took advantage of political reform to increase his popularity»

Political analyst, Jaime de Althaus, stressed during his interview with Milagros Leiva on Willax television. The former journalist pointed out that far from touching the real important points such as health and informality, this message focused on extolling his worn image and that he has resorted to a populist message.

«Vizcarra took advantage of political reform to increase his popularity», he said in the media.

Notes on the Closing of the Congress

Populism. This would be summarized in view of Althaus, the management carried out both by President Martín Vizcarra and, as he points out, the current congress that has taken measures very well welcomed by the most vulnerable and needy population. However, the analyst also recalls that the Closing of the Congress was unconstitutional, despite what was stated by the Constitutional Court.

Deaf ears

For the journalist, today’s message was dedicated to another Peru. A country that, as he mentions, would turn a deaf ear to reality. «He speaks to another Peru, to that Peru that wants to hear other things,» he said. In addition, he recalled that the president has not been able to talk about the key problems that affect the general population, such as unemployment.

«He does not speak to the 3.5 million people who have lost their formal jobs», he said during the interview on the tv channel.

Problems to manage

Additionally, Althaus noted that there are no policies that allow companies to rehire. Although President Martín Vizcarra has mentioned a series of bonds and subsidies that could be palliative for the lack of the most vulnerable, he reminds him that he has not raised the key points to begin the economic reconstruction of the country. «There are no policies to recover the investment», he added.

Figures, figures and more figures

In economic terms, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics (INEI), the Peruvian economy contracted 13.10% in the first four months of the year, and that in the last twelve months to April it fell 2.63 percent.

The INEI also noted that the unemployment rate in the March-April-May quarter almost doubled to 13.1% of the working-age population, compared to the same period last year. In Lima alone, about 2.3 million people lost their jobs in that period, they detailed.

Although the figures have changed regularly due to economic recovery, there are still a large number of people with problems in obtaining formal positions such as those lost during this period of social isolation. In this regard, the informality rate has been increasing steadily.

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