Politics | July 25, 2011 [ 9:18 ]
Peru’s García will not attend Humala’s inaugurationLivinginPeru.com
|Alan García during his 1985 and 2006 inaugurations (Photo: El Comercio )
Outgoing President Alan Garcia has said he will not attend Ollanta Humala’s presidential inauguration.
According to an article published in El Comercio, critics of Garcia assumed this to be a snub against his successor, whom he defeated in the 2006 elections.
As García inspected a new school, he said the inauguration on July 28th "is to hear the new president’s message."
He recalled that although he had attended the inauguration of Alberto Fujimori in 1990, "there was such unrest in congress, because of my presence, that I’d rather focus on my health, and say ‘Let the new president give his message freely, let’s not vent our frustrations in front of foreign heads of state.'"
García recalled the booing her received the last day of his first term: "it’s almost inevitable, MPs take advantage of the situation, they make noise and shout and it’s not good for the country to do this in front of visitors foreigners. Finally, it is also not good for me, because I suffered this in the 1990. "
He added he wasn’t mandated by the constitution to attend the event, and considered it better to leave the government palace while the new president was being sworn in.
# Peru-N-English Blog says :
July 25, 2011 [ 14:30 ]
Judging by the undemocratic, crass, juvenile, disrespectful and obnoxious behavior demonstrated by Humala supporters in the past, I don’t think there is any reason for Garcia to go get raw eggs smashed all over his suit. Why should a dignified person subject themselves to uncouth behavior?
# cosme baltodano says :
July 25, 2011 [ 16:23 ]
President Garcia is conscious and no wanting to recognize attend the next change of govermment that has failed one more look and we hope it will not attempt to apply more to the presidency of Peru.Add your comment