Aníbal Torres considers that the autograph on the referendum “confiscates the right of Peruvians to participate in legislative activity”

Aníbal Torres considers that the autograph on the referendum “confiscates the right of Peruvians to participate in legislative activity”

The Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Aníbal Torres Vásquez, spoke about the autograph of the law that establishes that any constitutional reform must be approved by the Legislature before being submitted to a referendum.

Through his social networks, the cabinet member pointed out that although the Constitution “recognizes representative democracy and direct democracy”, the autograph in question “suppresses the latter by confiscating the right of Peruvians to participate in legislative activity by referendum, without the intermediation of other institutions”.

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This norm was observed by the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, maintaining that it violates the fundamental right to full political participation. Through a letter sent to the head of parliament, María del Carmen Alva, indicated that this mechanism allows the population to participate in public affairs.

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