The Council of State, made up of the high authorities of the three branches of the State, in addition to the Public Ministry, the Ombudsman’s Office, the Constitutional Court, the National Board of Justice and the Comptroller General of the Republic, issued a statement on Tuesday in which urges citizens to maintain “tranquility” and respect “the results” of the second round of elections last Sunday, June 6.
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The document indicates that it is “Foreign to a democracy promote constitutional ruptures to access power” and it is explained that “The speeches that encourage hatred among Peruvians do not contribute to social peace or to consolidate democratic values”.
“Let’s keep calm and respect the results. Within the framework of their powers, the electoral authorities must issue the final results and proclaim the person who will exercise the presidency of the country in the next five years. The political groups, as they committed themselves, and the general public must expect and respect the final results of the election.”, The statement reads.
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“Serious criticism, information based on truth and respectful, contribute to the formation of a free and tolerant public opinion. The speeches that encourage hatred among Peruvians do not contribute to social peace or to consolidate democratic values. […] We respect our electoral bodies. It is up to them to resolve any controversy raised in the electoral process. We reject any type of pressure and smear campaigns towards the electoral authorities”, They indicate.
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The statement of the Council of State is signed by President Francisco Rafael Sagasti; the president of the Congress, Mirtha Vásquez; the president of the Judiciary, Elvia Barrios; the prosecutor of the Nation, Zoraida Ávalos; the president of the National Board of Justice, Luz Valcárcel Tello de Ñecco; and the president of the Constitutional Court, Marianella Ledesma.
The document is also signed by the head of the Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic, Nelson Shack; the Ombudsman, Walter Gutiérrez; and the president of the Council of Ministers, Violeta Bermúdez.
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