Congress grants legislative powers to Executive Branch

Photo: ANDINA/Congress of the Republic of Peru

Photo: ANDINA/Congress of the Republic of Peru

13:58 | Lima, Sep. 21.

During a plenary session, Congress approved the bill that grants special powers to the Executive Branch to legislate —during 90 days— on matters of public safety, disaster risk management, meritocracy, as well as social infrastructure and quality of projects.

After the voting process on Wednesday, it was revealed that the initiative received 80 votes in favor, 24 against, and 13 abstentions.

Moreover, Parliament exempted the bill from a second vote. Therefore, it is  now ready for enactment.

It should be pointed out that Congress Constitution Commission's Chair Martha Moyano was in charge of supporting the content of said bill.

In this regard, Moyano reported that 16 Congress Commissions were asked for their views for its preparation.

"Some elements provided by the Executive Branch were included, but other were not," she remarked.

"This is not a blank check," the lawmaker warned.

The Commission's Chair explained that the bill states that the Government shall report on the use of delegated legislative powers 60 days after the enactment of the law.

Likewise, the legislator argued in favor of the initiative's approval, affirming that at times like these, the national interest prevails above all.

"The issue of citizen insecurity concerns us all," she added.


Published: 9/21/2023