Has Peru’s Vizcarra Outsmarted His Opponents?
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra appointed new ministers this month as dismissed lawmakers’ challenges to his presidency died down. Ultimately Vice President Mercedes Aráoz resigned.
Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra appointed new ministers this month as dismissed lawmakers’ challenges to his presidency died down. The new cabinet’s swearing-in followed the president’s invocation of the Constitution to dissolve Congress and call for new legislative elections, an act that triggered a standoff with opposition legislators and ultimately resulted in Vice President Mercedes Aráoz’s resignation.
Was Vizcarra’s move justified? What consequences does Congress’ dissolution have on Peruvian politics in the short and long terms? Is the president now more emboldened than ever, and will he finally be able to pass his controversial anti-corruption reforms?
Commenting about the topic are:
- Cynthia McClintock, professor of political science and international affairs at The George Washington University
- Julio Carrión, associate professor and associate chair of the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware
- Jose E. Gonzales, managing partner at GCG Advisors
You will find them in : https://www.thedialogue.org/analysis/has-perus-vizcarra-outsmarted-his-opponents/