Peru's president resigns from the party that led him to government

The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, resigned this Thursday (30) from the Peru Free party, with which he won last year’s elections, after its leaders asked him to to leave the caption after accusing him of having promoted internal dissent and implemented a “loser neoliberal program”.

Castillo announced, in a message on Twitter, that he had already presented to the National Electoral Jury (JNE) ) his “irrevocable resignation” from Free Peru and emphasized that his decision is due to his “responsibility as president of 33 millions of Peruvians”.

“I respect the party and its foundations built in the campaign”, commented the Peruvian president.

In addition, he reaffirmed his “commitment to continue working and promoting the great changes of the Bicentennial in a democratic country and together with all Peruvians” .

Castillo had indicated this Wednesday that “in the next few hours” he would respond to Peru Livre’s request to irrevocably renounce its militancy and thanked that group for welcoming him in the elections that took him to the presidency last year, in which he defeated Keiko Fujimori.

At the time, the Peruvian president had commented that “political events are part of the country’s destiny” and stressed that “Peru is above all”.

“From here I call on the political forces to reach an agreement to work for democracy, to work for The most important issues the country has,” he declared.

The secretary general of Peru Livre, Vladimir Cerrón, reported on Twitter that the decision to request Castillo’s resignation from his militancy was taken, “ unanimously”, by the National Executive Committee, the Political Commission and the party’s legislative bench.

After remembering that the current Peruvian president joined his party in 30 of September 2020, the leaders blamed him for having promoted the internal fracture of his bench, which went from 2020 members and n July last year to the current ones 16, after a series of disagreements.

They also accused the president of promoting the registration of two “parallel” political parties ” within Free Peru, after the formation of Democratic Peru and the Magisterial Bloc, formed by dissident legislators.

The leaders also stated that the head of state has carried out government policies that “are not in line with what was promised in the electoral campaign, much less with the program and ideology of the party”.

In this sense, they commented that Castillo implemented a “loser neoliberal program” and maintained that Peru Livre “ will continue to fight for the achievement of their legitimate aspirations.”

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