The Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosaruled on the dissolution of Congress that the former president Pedro Castillo announced last Wednesday, December 7. Through a video broadcast on social networks by his son Álvaro Vargas, he indicated that he “condemns” Castillo’s self-coup.
I would like to condemn in the terms more energetic the attempt of President Pedro Castillo to give a coup putting the Army on its side”, were the first words of the writer.
The also winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature congratulated the Peruvian military for “having identified with the laws” and showing themselves against the “role of comparsas that the former president wanted to infringe on them” before his message to the Nation last Wednesday.
“All this can be seen in a positive way for Peru. The way in which this attempted coup d’état has been resolved so quickly to repeat once again what happened with Fujimori two years after he took office,” he said.
The author of the novel The City and the Dogs highlighted that thanks to these actions, the new and first female president of the Republic has been sworn in for the history of Peru. Likewise, he made a request to the president Dina Boluarte.
“What you have to ask him is to form a broad-based cabinet where all Peruvians feel represented. I think this is a rather optimistic and happy moment for our country, ”the message from him ended.
At the age of 60, the lawyer Dina Boluarte arrives at the Government Palace. The first woman to take office, she does not have an official bench in Congress, since she was expelled from it after differences with the founder of the Peru Libre party, Vladimir Cerrón.
The writer, before and after Pedro Castillo took office, has always been against his administration. And even he described him as “an illiterate who is dragging the country into bankruptcy,” as well as specifying that he is the “worst president in the history of Peru.”
“My hope is that there will be a majority in Congress that proposes his dismissal, approves it, and that elections are called, and that Peruvians choose better this next time,” were his words at the time.
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Mario Vargas Llosa rejected self-coup by Pedro Castillo