The president of Peru, Martín Vizcarra, formed the High Level Commission for Political Reform, which he announced two weeks ago, with three women and two men, all experts on the issue, the newspaper El Comercio reported today.
The newspaper said that the commission will be formalized this Saturday in a resolution that will be published in the official newspaper El Peruano, and its members will be Milagros Campos, Paula Muñoz, Jessica Benza, Fernando Tuesta and Martín Tanaka.
Campos is a lawyer and expert in Political Science who teaches at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Muñoz is a professor of Social and Political Sciences at Universidad del Pacífico and winner of the Juan Linz Prize 2014 for the best doctoral thesis on Comparative Democratization of the American Association of Political Science (APSA).
Benza, meanwhile, has a degree in Sociology from the National University of San Marcos and a PhD in Political Science and Administration from the Complutense University of Madrid, with other studies at the University of Salamanca and the Ortega University Research Institute. Gasset of Madrid.
Tuesta, in turn, is a Doctor of Social Sciences from the Universidad Mayor de San Marcos and a professor of Political Science at the PUCP, while Tanaka holds a PhD in Political Science from the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences (Flacso) of Mexico, professor of the PUCP and principal investigator in the Institute of Peruvian Studies (IEP).
The commission, with autonomy to prepare its plan and work schedule, will have as technical secretary to the adviser of the Ministry of Justice Ana Neyra and must deliver to Vizcarra proposals for political reform that will be sent by the Executive to the Congress.
El Comercio noted that the working group already met today with the president and with Prime Minister César Villanueva.
When informing this December 12 that would form that commission, Vizcarra said that among the issues that will touch will be the regulation of the financing of political parties and changes in parliamentary immunity and the preferential vote to elect congressmen.
The president announced, in that way, his decision to deepen the judicial and political reform approved on December 9 in a referendum that, according to him, was supported "in a forceful way" by the citizens.
He alluded, in that way, to the 85% average received by each of the four proposals he raised, after which he maintained that, "as a public servant," he has the "obligation to read the message."
The vote, which was held with the call of more than 24 million Peruvians, allowed the approval of the reform of the Judiciary, the control of the financing of political parties and the non-re-election of congressmen, as well as the rejection of training of a parliament with two cameras.
After exhorting Congress "to deal expeditiously" with the projects to implement these reforms, the president announced the formation of the commission for political reform, made up of "notable, honest professionals willing to work in a disinterested way for the country."
Vizcarra emphasized, at that time, that "Peruvians have voted for change and progress and against corruption and impunity," a theme that has become the axis of management that took office last March.