Weekly Report - 14 October 2021 (WR-21-41)

PERU: Vásquez reaches out to opposition

Peru’s new prime minister, Mirtha Vásquez, announced on 13 October that she would shortly begin a round of talks with representatives of different political parties in congress, which is dominated by the opposition. Vásquez, a moderate leftist, has a vocation for dialogue and consensus, which stands in marked contrast to her predecessor, Guido Bellido, of the Marxist-Leninist Perú Libre (PL). But while her overtures were well-received by congress, it has not stopped opposition parties from advancing an initiative to limit the executive’s use of the contentious ‘vote of confidence’ mechanism.

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