Lima, June 1, 2021Updated 06/01/2021 03:00 pm

The plenary session of the Congress of the Republic approved this Tuesday the bill that proposes to establish a fourth term for the 2020-2021 session. The proposal was approved with 75 votes in favor, 33 against and five abstentions.

The session was led by congresswoman Matilde Fernández, who explained that for it to be approved it required the support of more than half the legal number of legislators, that is, 66 votes.

During the debate, the presentation of the initiative was in charge of the president of the Commission of Constitution and Regulation, Luis Valdez (APP), who highlighted the importance of reviewing reforms that need a second vote for approval.

“Yesterday we approved a constitutional reform law that will contribute to the fight against corruption, reforms as said by some parliamentarians who have been waiting for years and need a second vote. I ask them: Why not make the strengthening of the fight against corruption a reality? ”, he questioned.

Luis Valdez presents initiative to establish a fourth legislature
It is proposed to modify the third transitory provision of the Congress regulations

Likewise, Valdez responded to those who criticize this initiative and considered that it seeks to intimidate them in the parliamentary work.

“It turns out that now external agents who have not been elected to legislate and, therefore, illegitimate, for them, They want to intimidate us so that we do nothing and that things remain as they are, these external and illegitimate agents to begin with, they want to impose an agenda on the Congress of the Republic and for this they scare the media and social networks to intimidate the congressmen “, emphasized.

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“Now they say that it is unconstitutional, now they say that it is inappropriate and that it is a bad precedent, we ask ourselves, then, At what point did the Congress decision on how to organize its internal work become unconstitutional? ”, added.

The legislator stressed that this regulatory modification “Don’t set a bad precedent” and indicated that they cannot leave without giving “The opportunity to at least debate these proposals ” that require a double vote for approval.

The bill to establish a fourth legislature proposes to modify the third transitory provision of the Congress regulations and extend the annual period of sessions.

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Its purpose is “Add an additional legislature to the parliamentary term” in order to “Approve different constitutional reforms” that must be given in two continuous legislatures.

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