Updated 08/26/2020 at 07:00
In the November 2018 referendum, 85% of Peruvians voted in favor of the constitutional reform that prohibits the immediate reelection of congressmen. This majority decision of the Peruvian people, which seems to have been unclear to Alianza para el Progreso (APP). The match of Cesar Acuna submitted a query to the National Elections Jury (ETC.) to test whether acting and disbanded parliamentarians can run in the 2021 elections.
“It is important to answer queries since Article 90-A of the Constitution regulates the prohibition of immediate reelection of congressmen (…) and is linked to the current electoral process and that of internal democracy,” indicates the official letter signed by the Alternate legal representative of that group, Alejandro Rodríguez.
The electoral law expert José Tello stressed that the JNE is prohibited by its organic law from answering queries to entities outside the electoral system.
“If it is pronounced, it could be interpreted as an opinion advance because the case could reach that instance, which is also legally prohibited,” he said.
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“It is an electoral calculation. What we have is a Congress of candidates, some seek to run in 2021 and others to regional governments in 2022. After what was done with the ONP, it is clear that they legislate for their campaign, “he said.
On May 5, the head of the Constitution Commission, Omar Chehade (APP), asked the head of the JNE, Víctor Ticona, if the current parliamentarians could apply.
Ticona did not respond, claiming that if he did, he could advance an opinion.