New bid to advance Peru elections halted in Congress committee

ANOTHER bill to advance Peru’s elections to this year, which President Dina Boluarte hopes will quell ongoing deadly unrest, was blocked by a congressional committee yesterday due to procedural objections.

The fresh legislative setback followed the failure of two other bills over the past few days that would have advanced elections currently slated for April 2024 into 2023 – a key demand of protesters who have been in the streets since early December.