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State of exception: find out what this measure decreed by Pedro Castillo in Peru means

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Peruvian leader dissolved Congress this Wednesday, 7, hours before Parliament meets to debate his impeachment

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Pedro Castillo dissolves Parliament and declares a state of exception

The president of Peru🇧🇷 Pedro Castillo, surprised the nation this Wednesday, the 7th, by announcing the dissolution of Congress and the establishment of an exceptional government, hours before Parliament met to debate his impeachment. “The following measures were issued: temporarily dissolve the Congress of the Republic and install an exceptional emergency government; convene, as soon as possible, a new Congress with constituent powers to draft a new Constitution in a period of no more than nine months,” Castillo declared in a message to the nation from the government palace, broadcast on television. Declare state of exception it is a temporary emergency measure that consists of suspending the rule of law and constitutional guarantees, which allows the Executive to act promptly. It is when citizens and institutions cannot depend on legislation to defend themselves and power is concentrated, bringing a State closer to an authoritarian regime. This implementation allows the Executive Branch to limit some rights to freedom of citizens, some of which are: implementation of the curfew, restriction of the right of movement and residence, tapping telephone communications, limiting the right to assembly and demonstration, and making arrests without a court order. . Since winning the elections in 2021 and assuming the presidency of Peru, Castillo has already suffered three impeachment attempts. He is accused by the opposition of “moral incapacity” to hold office.

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Source: Jovempan

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