Weekly Report - 28 April 2022 (WR-22-17)

PERU: Castillo finally acts on promise of new constitution

Peru’s President Pedro Castillo has moved to make good on his central pledge in last year’s election campaign: the promise of a new constitution to replace the 1993 document drafted during the authoritarian presidency of Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000). The government sent a bill to congress on 25 April that would pave the way for a referendum on the convening of a constituent assembly. The road ahead is long, however, and Castillo would first need to pass a constitutional amendment that will require the backing of two-thirds of a hostile congress.

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