The plenary of Congress of the republic approved this Thursday the number of members of the ordinary commissions and the Permanent Commission for the annual period of sessions 2022-2023.
With 93 votes in favor, 1 against and 1 abstention, the table prepared by the Board of Spokespersons and approved by the Board of Directors of the Parliament.
Thus, Fuerza Popular will preside over 4 commissions, while Acción Popular and Perú Libre will be in charge of 3. They are followed by Alianza para el Progreso (APP), Avanza País, Bloc Magisterial and Cambio Democrático with 2.
The table is completed by Popular Renewal, Integrity and Development, Bicentennial Peru, Democratic Peru, Podemos Peru and Somos Peru, all in charge of a commission.
It should be noted that the Intelligence Commission has seven members, and is elected for the entire parliamentary period 2021-2026. In addition, there will be 28 members of the Permanent Commission plus the members of the Board of Parliament.
The Popular Force party, Nano Guerra will be the new president of the Constitution Commission to replace Patricia Juárez, while Nilza Chacón will assume the presidency of the Agrarian Commission in place of Vivian Olivos. Héctor Ventura will remain in charge of the Control Commission and Rosangella Barbarán will be in charge of the Economy Commission, previously chaired by Silvia Monteza, of Popular Action.
It is up to the Popular Action bloc to preside over the Energy and Mines, Transport and Foreign Relations commissions. This last working group was ceded by Fuerza Popular in exchange for the Economy Commission so that the former president of Congress María del Carmen Alva assumes ownership of it. This would be in accordance with a parliamentary tradition that indicates that the last head of the Board of Directors is in charge of the Foreign Relations working group.
For the 2021-2021 legislative period, the then ruling party of Free Peru was in charge of the commissions for Social Inclusion, Foreign Trade, Women, Production, Culture, Science and Andean Peoples. However, due to the fact that more than half of its members resigned from the parliamentary group, they remain for this new period with the commissions of Science, Justice and Andean Peoples.
Alianza por el Progreso presided over the Transport, Justice and Budget commissions in the previous legislature. This last working group was led by Héctor Acuña, brother of the party’s founder, César Acuña; however, he had to leave his post after resigning from the bench in the moments before the election of candidates to assume the new Board of Directors. In the 2022-2023 period, he will only chair the Health and Housing commissions.
In the case of Renovación Popular, the bench will remain at the head of the Education and Intelligence commissions, while Avanza País will chair the National Defense and Decentralization working groups. For its part, Together for Peru, now Cambio Democrático, will continue to lead the Labor Commission.
The Somos Perú bench was called upon to play a greater role in this new legislative period when Wilmar Elera was elected as the third vice president of Congress. However, after being sentenced to six years in prison for the crime of aggravated collusion, the parliamentarian had to resign from office. As for the ordinary commissions, the party has to preside over the one referring to Production.
Podemos Peru, which ceased to be a bench after the resignation of Carlos Anderson and became one again after the incorporation of Óscar Zea, is responsible for leading the Budget Commission.
After the separation of more than half of the congressmen from Peru Libre, the Democratic Peru caucus was formed under the command of Guillermo Bermejo and the brief ex-prime minister Héctor Valer. For this stage, with new additions, such as former Minister of Labor Betssy Chávez, the parliamentary working group will be in charge of being in charge of the commissions for Women and Consumer Protection.
After that, of the legislators who remained in Free Peru, they were divided into two groups: the cerronista wing and the teachers’ block. The latter resigned from Vladimir Cerrón’s party to become a bench. It was so, for 2022-2023, the Magisterial Bloc will have to preside over the Social Inclusion and Foreign Trade commissions.
Finally, the Culture Commission will be in charge of the Integrity and Development bench, made up of the legislators of the Purple Party Flor Pablo and Susel Paredes, and Carlos Alva (before Popular Action), Carlos Zeballos (before Democratic Peru) and Héctor Coins (before APP).
The members of the Permanent Commission for the annual session period 2022-2023 are:
– Members of the Board of Directors: Lady Camones Soriano, Martha Moyano Delgado and Digna Calle Lobatón.
– The titular members for Fuerza Popular: Hernando Guerra-García, Patricia Juárez Gallegos, Juan Carlos Lizarzaburu, Ernesto Bustamante and Alejandro Aguinaga.
– For Peru Libre: Kelly Portalatino Avalos, Jaime Quito Sarmiento, Margot Palacios Huamán and Waldemar Cerrón Rojas.
– By Popular Action: not accredited
– By APP: Alejandro Soto Reyes and Mary Acuña Peralta.
– For the Magisterial Bloc of National Agreement: Katy Ugarte Mamani and Elizabeth Medina Hermosilla.
– For Popular Renewal: Noelia Herrera Medina and Javier Padilla Romero.
– For Avanza Country: Norma Yarrow Lumbreras and Jéssica Córdova Lobatón.
– For Democratic Peru: Héctor Valer Pinto.
– For Podemos Peru: José Luna Gálvez.
– For Democratic Change-JP: Edgard Reymundo Mercado.
– For We Are Peru: Kira Alcarraz Agüero.
– For Peru Bicentennial: José Balcázar Zelada
– For Integrity and Development: Susel Paredes Piqué.