Former editor Pedro Castillo, 51, was sworn in as Peru’s new president on Wednesday, July 28, saying he wanted to end corruption in the country and announce a plan for constitutional reform.
“I swear to God, to my family, to the farmers, to the tribal people (…), Fishermen, doctors, children, youth, I will carry the burdens of the President ”, Announced the new president of the Left before Parliament. “I swear to the people of Peru for a country free of corruption and a new constitution.”, He added, dressed in a black antian and played with his famous white hat.
He then received a two-tone scarf from the hands of the new president of parliament, the centrist rival Maria del Carmen Alva.
The swearing-in takes place on the day the Andean nation of 33 million people celebrates its twentieth anniversary of independence. The festivities are scheduled for Friday. The ceremony was attended by King Felipe VI of Spain, six presidents of the region, US Secretary of State Miguel Cardona and former Bolivian President Evo Morales.
The 51-year-old former unionist spent his entire life in a rural school in the north of the country. Ten days before the official announcement of the second round of the presidential election victory on June 6.
A farmer in power
The multiplication of appeals by his opponent, the right-wing candidate of the people, Keiko Fujimori, especially in the tight ballot, delayed the announcement of the results for several weeks.
“This is the first time a farmer has ruled this country.”, Mr. Castillo said during his first speech as head of state. “During the election campaign, we said we were going to embezzle. This is completely wrong. We want the economy to be in order.”He continued in a new attempt to reassure the business community that the Left could cause a radical turn in this country marked by decades of radical liberal economic policies.
On Friday, Mr. Castillo had already rejected any attempt to copy “Samples” Strangers, he insists no “Saviste”, நி “Communist”, About the powers in Caracas and Havana.
However, former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) announced that he would soon submit a draft constitutional amendment to parliament to replace the current constitution announced in 1993, and accused him of over-promoting the market economy. Peru can not be “Condemnation of being a prisoner of this 1993 constitution”, The new head of state is estimated. “We will submit a bill to amend it in Parliament, which, after being debated in Parliament, will be approved with confidence and then put to a vote.”, He added.
The campaign was polarized to the pinnacle
“However, we must reconcile our positions with Parliament.”, He acknowledged, his party did worse than expected from opinion polls, which saw them at gaining about a third of the seats in Free Peru (130 to 37).
In a country marked by strong institutional instability that saw three presidents win each other in a week by the end of 2020, the question of its room for maneuver remains open after a campaign polarized between the two extremes.
The new president must manage the Govt-19 epidemic that has dramatically affected the country and revive the economy, which fell by 11.12% by 2020. Condemns more than 195,000 deaths from major illness. The world associated with population.
“Pedro Castillo’s biggest challenge is not to deceive people who need quick answers because they have no job, no hunger or life is in danger due to Govt-19.”Analyst Hugo Odero told Agencies France-Presse.
A week ago, this political newcomer, who will soon announce his government, launched a petition “All experts, highly qualified and highly dedicated to the country” So they join his team.