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Tensions are rising in Peru: Francisco Chagasti questions former Armed Forces commanders for not recognizing Point Castillo

President of Peru, Francisco Chagasti (Photo: EFE / Paolo Aguilar)

President of Peru, Francisco Chagasti, This Friday the “neutrality” of the Armed Forces and the National Police and stressed it Any attempt to undermine constitutional order should be investigated, A day after it was known Letter from former senior officers of the military agency encouraging them not to recognize the new head of state.

In a message to the nation, President Sagasti announced that he had asked the Minister of Defense, Nooria Esparch, “Coordinate the sending of these letters” to the Attorney’s Office “Make the necessary inquiries” to determine y “Potentially detrimental to constitutional order“In that case”Establish respective responsibilities”.

The report comes a day after the Armed Forces received it Letter signed by hundreds of retired officials asking not to know the next president of Peru If the election agencies do not investigate the alleged irregularities that took place during the second round. Peruvian electoral justice and a theory already rejected by international observers.

“What is unacceptable is that a group of retirees from the Armed Forces are inciting the high command of the Army, Navy and Air Force to violate the rule of law.”Sakasthi condemned.

President of Peru, Francisco Chagasti (Photo: EFE / Paolo Aguilar)
President of Peru, Francisco Chagasti (Photo: EFE / Paolo Aguilar)

“As the constitutional head of the Republic, I reject this kind of communication that is contrary to values ​​and democratic institutions. Acts contrary to the Constitution and laws“Both the Armed Forces and the National Police are” neutral and not intentional, “Chagasti stressed.

“As the Supreme Leader of the Armed Forces and the National Police of Peru, I guarantee neutrality and demand that they be respected. I urge citizens to stay calm and quiet during the difficult times we live in Twenty years after independence, a few days later, ”he concluded.

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Peru is waiting to meet its next president, After a controversial second round on June 6, which left the candidate Point Pedro Castillo received 50.12 percent of the vote, Ahead of the option to represent Keiko Fujimori with 49.87 percent of the vote Has launched a justice campaign to change the situation.

File photo: After signing by Peruvian presidential candidates Puntaren Castillo and Keiko Fujimori "Agreement for Democracy" May 17, 2021 in Lima.  REUTERS / Sebastian Castaneda /
File photo: Peru’s presidential candidates Pedro Castillo and Caico Fujimori sign an agreement on May 17, 2021 in Lima. REUTERS / Sebastian Castaneda /

Fujimori has insisted on condemning vote-rigging since Castillo passed the ballot, but without providing conclusive evidence.. Instead, election observers from the Organization of American States (OAS) said the vote was clean without “serious irregularities.”

With information from Europress

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