Statement on democracy in Peru
GENEVA COUNCIL - Making global markets work for all, 23-24 November 1998
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.