The president Martín Vizcarra and the leader of Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimoriyesterday they took a new step in their recent alienation.
After the discrepancies around the call for a referendum from the head of state, Fujimori unveiled on Sunday the existence of two meetings that were little known until now. Vizcarra replied on Monday morning.
"These two meetings took place in a reserve framework and I acknowledge that it was a mistake to join Mrs Fujimori's request and attached great importance to the transparency commitment," the president said in an interview with América América.
Vizcarra not only asked for forgiveness for denying the meetings. He also confirmed that Fujimori was trying to influence the decisions of the executive power as the continuity of the Minister of Health, Silvia Pessah.
Shortly after 8 o'clock in the morning, the heads of the head of state almost simultaneously began with the leader of Fuerza Popular on a tour. Keiko Fujimori, who at the time was explaining RPP Noticias, denied at least four statements from Vizcarra (see illustration).
"The conditions of the meetings are clearly established by the official in the main position, in this case Mr. Vizcarra," Fujimori said about the secret of both agreements.
The opposition leader also denied any intention to intervene in the government and refused to request a third meeting.
After the tour that was generated by the interviews, nobody gave in the versions of what happened. Both Vizcarra and Fujimori retained their positions; are banks too.
"On July 28, there was a turning point in the Executive-Fuerza Popular relationship, escalating with this debate, putting the word of one against the other, taking away the credibility of both, because people do not know who is lying," he says. the political analyst Enrique Castillo.
Yesterday was the first open exchange between Vizcarra and Fujimori. Previous discrepancies, for example after the law on state advertising or the call of the referendum, were made by indirect statements or allusions.
"It is the first kickback of Keiko Fujimori, she tries to score the court to see how Vizcarra reacts, although she has more to lose in this context," says Paula Muñoz, professor of Political and Social Sciences at the Universidad del Pacífico.
Although Fuerza Popular has not yet taken a clear position on the legal and political reforms proposed by the Executive, President Vizcarra's claim to reach December with the referendum has produced the first criticism of Fujimorismo.
The definitions of Parliament and the possible answers of the executive might, according to the analysts consulted, continue to increase the tension.
"The position of Fuerza Popular is hardened in the name of its spokespersons and, now, of Keiko Fujimori himself, it is an official position that gives clear reports about a distance level with limits of confrontation", analyzes Fernando Tuesta, political scientist of the BMS.
For now, the open confrontation is reduced to the little-known encounters between President Vizcarra and the leader of Fuerza Popular. However, experts warn that if the confrontation continues, the opposition and the head of state can repeat what they have experienced in the brief management of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
"What this marks is to return to the Executive-Legislative confrontation, and Vizcarra does not evade the confrontation, he realizes that it can be a weapon to maintain its popularity," says Antonio Maldonado, political scientist of the 50 + 1 Group. .