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The most outstanding phrases of Pedro Castillo on CNN

2022-01-25T20:57:23.184Z

In a conversation with CNN, Castillo is convinced that he can finish his term, despite his inexperience and the scandals that have surrounded his government.



Pedro Castillo: Of course I'm going to finish my term 1:22

Watch the second part of the interview tonight at 10 pm ET in Conclusions

(CNN Spanish) --

The president of Peru, Pedro Castillo, declared that he was not educated in politics and did not receive any training for that position, he said on CNN en Español cameras in the first exclusive interview with an international media.

In a conversation with Fernando del Rincón in Conclusions, Castillo is convinced that he can finish his term, despite his inexperience and the scandals that have surrounded his government, which has barely lasted six months.

These are some of the most outstanding phrases of the interview on CNN:

"The people have brought me here not to do what is suspected, but to do things well"

In just six months in office, Castillo faces multiple scandals that have undermined his popularity.

Will his term end?

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Although in December the Congress already wanted to vacate it (a motion that did not prosper, Castillo assures that it was only "a sector of Congress", and that "the responsible parties of the left, of the center, the people and the congressmen who love the country did not They lent themselves to that game."

The request, presented in November by several opposition congressmen, was based, among other reasons, on the alleged "illegal use of public funds" in the 2021 campaign of Peru Libre.

The president disassociated himself from any act of corruption and the request was rejected in December by the plenary session of Congress by 46 votes in favor, 76 against and 4 abstentions.

For Castillo, a school teacher with no previous experience in government, this impeachment process is due to the fact that Congress has an agenda.

"I never went through a honeymoon, as has happened in other governments... I never trained to be a politician. I was not trained to be president"

In his management there has been, according to the president, "a learning process."

Castillo defends that he was not trained to be president.

“I did not go abroad.

I did not go to the United States because I did not lend myself to that.

I am here for the country, for the people.

And I'm here to stand up for the country.

And I'm not going to steal a penny from the country."

Although Castillo is showered with criticism, the president pointed out that the few months he has been in government have shown him that he cannot make mistakes and implicitly admitted that he cannot use Peru as trial and error.

Castillo said on CNN that Peru will continue to be his school: "School is doing things right, correcting what is wrong and doing things for the good of all Peruvians. That for me is also a school."

Pedro Castillo: I was not trained to be president 2:16

“(Cerrón) has no influence on cabinet appointments”

Resignations, dismissals and scandals have overshadowed the first months of his government as the president tries to disassociate himself from the controversial Vladimir Cerrón, general secretary of the Free Peru party.

The president of Peru denied the alleged influence of Cerrón in his government work.

"He has no influence on cabinet appointments," he said.

"It was never a clandestine office"

The Office of the Comptroller General of the Republic initiated investigations to verify contracts and awards made by Provías Descentralizado, an executing unit of the Ministry of Transport and Communications in charge of preparing, managing, administering and executing transport infrastructure projects and programs, in a house in Breña that The president usually visits and who hosted him during the campaign.

Castillo said that there he did not talk about business.

The president assured that "it was never a clandestine office."

To which he added, in addition, that "in the presidential office there is no tender."


Did Castillo use Breña's house as a clandestine office?

2:26

With information from Cynthia Zamora, María Becerra and Alfredo Meza 

peter castle

Source: cnnespanol

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