Peru's President guarantees Government's neutrality in electoral process

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

Photo: ANDINA/Presidency of the Republic.

11:11 | Lima, Mar. 1.

Peruvian President Francisco Sagasti guaranteed the neutrality of his Government in the electoral process, reaffirming that he has a respectful attitude toward electoral authorities, which operate independently in these elections.

The Head of State noted that the Executive Branch respects the independence of the National Elections Board (JNE).

In addition, he said that making value judgments in the middle of an electoral process is not incumbent on the President of the Republic.

"We do our part as a Government and that involves guaranteeing neutrality, in the first place. Besides, a specific directive has been issued in this regard and I will be the first to adhere to it," he emphasized. 

The President mentioned that spaces like the Council of State provided an opportunity to meet with all electoral authorities in order to work —with the Ministry of Health (Minsa)— on the protocols that will be implemented in the forthcoming elections and, thus, preserve the health of citizens.

On the other hand, Peru's top official stressed that the current Transition and Emergency Government has been working transparently in everything it does, so that citizens' trust in their authorities can be restored.

"We expect to restore hope, that is why we work as we have from day one —hence the contracts for millions of vaccines— and we will keep on working that way until the last day," he stated.

Remarks were made on Sunday night during an interview with Cuarto Poder TV show.


Published: 3/1/2021
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