Francisco Sagasti assumes commitments for his transitional government | POLITICS

While Francisco Sagasti Hochhausler He assured yesterday in Congress that one of his first actions as president of the Republic would be to find the disappeared from the Great National March last Saturday, in social networks the appearance of the young Luis Fernando Araujo Enriquez was announced after there were not three days . It was the sign of a change.

Araujo was detained, as he himself reported, by the Police that was under the command of the illegitimate government of Manuel Merino, who has been in hiding since Sunday, when his regime fell due to massive citizen rejection.

Sagasti was able to summon what Merino couldn’t; unite what Merino separated. Yesterday, the Hemicycle of Parliament received the high authorities who did not appear at the investiture ceremony of the degraded ex-president.

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His swearing-in also brought together the members of the ten parliamentary benches. Merino was turned back by legislators from the Purple Party and the Broad Front.

But the legitimacy of the new president was not given by those officials with their presence, but by the relatives of Inti Sotelo and Jack Pintado, the young people who were killed by the police in Saturday’s march, who were present in the boxes. His attendance enshrined the end of a dispute between the citizens and the political class.

“Be my first words to ask for a minute of silence in tribute to young citizens Jack Bryan Pintado Sánchez and Jordan Inti Sotelo Camargo, unfortunately deceased during the last days of citizen mobilization, carried out in legitimate exercise of the fundamental right to protest.”

And he added: “On behalf of the State, we apologize to their families, to them and to all the young people who marched to defend democracy, and who made us remember what the vocation of service is.” Thus began his speech.

The compromises

The head of state clarified that his administration would be transitional but that this would not be a reason not to strengthen institutions that were in danger during the Merino government. He referred to the National Superintendency of Higher Education (Sunedu), the Office of the Attorney General of the Republic and the Institute of Radio and Television of Peru (IRTP).

He announced four pillars that his government will work on immediately. The first and most urgent: the management of the pandemic. “Reduce the increase in infections (…) we will implement emergency measures to expand and improve the care of health services”

It guaranteed the fight against corruption. “We will support the work of specialized prosecutors and strengthen the Financial Intelligence Unit to fight money laundering.”

He also promised to give stability to the economy. “We will design and execute a properly financed and balanced public budget.”

And he promised to recover the hours of classes lost by schoolchildren in this context: “We will expand Internet coverage as much as possible, especially in rural areas.”

In many passages in his dissertation, Sagasti improvised. He hardly read the writing in his hands. He spoke to his colleagues, reminded them of how irresponsible they were when thinking about their interests and not the country, and he invoked them to change their attitude.

“The political class has not lived up to nor has it behaved according to the demands of the current moment, this moment belongs to the young, to the youth, it belongs to the generation of the bicentennial who have become the protagonists” , he expressed.

He mentioned that the President of the Republic scholarship will be called Generación del Bicentenario. And his latest announcement was the implementation of the ‘Zero Hunger’ plan.

The one speaking was a wise man. At the age of 76, he was transmitting experience. Sagasti sued the Legislative to trust his administration. And before leaving to settle in the Palace, he remembered César Vallejo and the poem ‘Considering cold, impartially’

Examining, in short,

his found pieces, his toilet,

his despair, ending his atrocious day, erasing it …


that he knows that I love him,

that I hate him with affection and he is, in short, indifferent to me.

Considering your general documents

and looking with glasses that certificate

that proves that he was born very small …

I make a sign,


and I give him a hug, excited.

What difference does it make! Excited … Excited ...


-Alberto de Belaunde revealed that no parliamentarian will take over as Minister of State. “An independent Cabinet will be sought,” he said.

-Sources of Peru21 they confirmed that Waldo Mendoza would be the head of Economy; and Pilar Mazzetti would return to the Health portfolio. Today the premier would be sworn in and tomorrow the entire cabinet.


The problem is Rocinante, by Gabriel Ortiz de Zevallos (executive president of APOYO Comunicación)

The personal and professional quality of Francisco Sagasti is indisputable for those who know him. If it is successful, it will spruce up the policy. His convoking messages help, but the challenges are immense because the Peruvian State works very badly: he is a paraplegic, nobody knows if he will really do what he decides. And when it does something fast, you have to check if there is no cheating. You need very good managers.

The cabinet investiture vote has to be very soon, because Congress is not moved by Vallejo. Your announced priorities are more than achievable in a few months.

The State has to learn to be citizen-centric and less can be more


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