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Weekly Report - 31 January 2019 (WR-19-04)

Fujimoristas in retreat in Peru

Peru’s President Martín Vizcarra is pressing congress to deliver his reforms, while the once-dominant right-wing Fuerza Popular (FP, Fujimoristas) loses strength in the legislature. Vizcarra is driving home his political advantage. In a speech on 28 January he stressed that the legislature had yet to pass the law creating a Junta Nacional de Justicia (JNJ), the body designed to reform the judiciary. Creating the JNJ was one of the key measures approved in the referendum held on 9 December. Vizcarra said Peru urgently needed a better justice system and honest judges. He demanded that congress move forward to “fill the vacuum” and approve the reforms.

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