The head of the Council of Ministers, Hannibal Torres, He mentioned this Saturday that he has spoken with the president peter castle about the request for resignation that comes from a sector of politicians. However, he said that the president is getting stronger.
“Yes, I have talked about it, but the president is getting stronger. However, now the persecution is against his daughter, who is his sister-in-law. But the president has character, strength and does not stop working. He has extraordinary energy and works intensely”, he mentioned in an interview with TV Peru.
On the other hand, he indicated that the idea of a general preview of lessons that could be promoted in Congress does not guarantee an improvement in the political situation.
“An early election has to be done with a bill that modifies the Constitution (…) Are we going to go to early elections with the same political class? I do not think so. That should totally change because we are disqualified,” he said.
Meanwhile, on the request of the closing of Congress which is usually heard in the president’s meetings with social leaders, the premier stated that this alternative is not on the Executive’s agenda.
“People across the country are yelling ‘shutdown Congress’ because they see how they’re acting. Also, they shout ‘constituent assembly’ even though we are not promoting it. The president is president of all Peruvians, those who are for and against. But that does not mean that the population does not exercise its right”, he stated.
“But we have never given the slightest sign of wanting to close Congress,” he stressed.
Regarding six investigations that President Castillo faces, the minister mentioned that, although the president will collaborate with the investigations, “inconsequential” investigations have been opened, such as the one carried out due to the departure of former Interior Minister Mariano González.
“What happens is that they have realized that the president does not have much money for his defense and that by opening several cases he has to hire several lawyers,” he mentioned.
He added that for this reason even lawyers can retire “for a small payment.” It should be noted that Benji Espinoza, legal defense of the head of state, resigned from being the president’s lawyer, but hours later he resumed his position.