The Socialist International Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean, SICLAC, meeting in Caracas on 25-26 September 1998:
1. Expresses its deep concern at the recent decision taken by vote of the government majority at the Peruvian Congress to block the popular referendum demanded by a million and a half citizens to decide whether a second re-election of the President of the Republic is valid according to constitutional regulations as well as the right of law.
2. Calls on the democratic political forces of Peru to achieve a consensus which will ensure that an authentic and progressive democratic alternative is possible for Peru as from the year 2000.