On October 4th, Congress passed the four political and judicial reform bills promoted by the Executive branch. The congressmen complied with the deadline established by opposition legislator Daniel Salaverry (Fuerza Popular), the president of Congress, who, after Vizcarra´s confidence vote proposition, had assured that the bills would be passed by October 4th. They will be sent to the President to enact them. Then they will be submitted to a referendum on December 9th.
The bills prohibit the re-election of legislators, establish a bicameral Congress, regulate the financing of political parties and modify the agency for the appointment and control of judges. They were proposed by Vizcarra on July 28th, due to a corruption scandal that has affected the work of Congress in recent months. In view of this, the Executive presented a vote of confidence to Congress, to ratify its support for the government.
Finally, Congress passed the government’s vote of confidence, and also fulfilled its commitment to pass the anti-corruption package. That is why parliamentary work will return to its normal course, as the vote of confidence renews the commitment of congressmen to continue working in line with government policies.