Peru president call for general elections in 2021

The President of the Peru Republic Martin Vizcarra. Photo: ANDINA. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

LIMA, Jul 10, 2020, ANDINA. Agriculture Minister Jorge Montenegro on Thursday affirmed that President Martin Vizcarra’s call for general elections in 2021 reiterates his commitment to democracy, ANDINA reported.

Via Twitter, the government official underscored that the Head of State complies with democracy by making transparent the work of the Executive Branch.

“This call for upcoming elections shows the Government is fully committed to the rules of democracy, power alternation, and people’s right to elect authorities,” he remarked.

On the other hand, Montenegro expressed speedy recovery to Production Minister Rocio Barrios, who tested positive for COVID-19.

In addition, the minister reaffirmed his commitment to small-scale farmers.

“The Business Support Fund for Farmers (FAE-Agro), which will allow agricultural production to continue, was approved today. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for your praiseworthy work that guarantees our food supply!” he emphasized.

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