Statement on democracy in Peru

GENEVA COUNCIL - Making global markets work for all, 23-24 November 1998

Original: Spanish

The Council of the Socialist International:

expresses its concern at the decision of the Peruvian government to impose in an unconstitutional manner the third consecutive election of Alberto Fujimori as president;

regrets that to such an end the independence of the judicial and the electoral powers has disappeared and that the proposal tabled by one and a half million Peruvians that this re-election be put to a referendum has been rejected in an illegal fashion;

asks its member parties to demand through their legislators and governments the re-establishment of democracy in Peru, and

expresses its solidarity with the struggle of the Peruvian Aprista Party, a member of the International.

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