The Minister of the Interior of Peru, Luis Barranzuela placeholder image, resigned from his post this Tuesday after the television of that country revealed that last Sunday night participated in a party at his house, despite the fact that social gatherings are prohibited by the coronavirus pandemic.
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What was the official’s discharge
“I have made the democratic decision to irrevocably resign as Minister of the Interior, rejecting the false accusations of my professional career,” Barranzuela said on his Twitter account.
Initially, the official denied the television complaint and assured that he had only participated in a “work meeting.” However, the images were compelling, since they clearly showed how the house located in the Surco neighborhood, in Lima, People came and went, some of them with glasses in hand.
Also, it transpired that the music was so loud that could be heard across the block, where there was also a long line of parked cars.
The prime minister, Mirtha Vásquez, had already advanced that Barranzuela’s explanations they were unacceptable, so he finally supported his departure.
The Latina chain revealed on Monday morning the images of the party that caused controversy, since, due to the position he held, Barranzuela was one of the officials responsible for enforcing the restrictions for the pandemic.
Soon after, while the opposition requests for his resignation were being replicated, the prime minister asked him for an official explanation. And although he spoke about it, his sayings did not convince.
In his social networks, the former Minister of the Interior stated that he faced a disinformation campaign because he had not promoted gatherings of people in his house to hold a party, and that it was only a meeting with officials for public affairs.
Nevertheless, the images were forceful, in addition to the supposed work appointment It was not on the official agenda.
For his part, Congressman Guillermo Bermejo acknowledged that he was at the meeting, but He assured that the music came from a neighboring house, despite the fact that the videos showed the opposite.
Another point that left Barranzuela in a very uncomfortable position is that the previous week it had announced in a statement the restrictions for October 31, the date on which Halloween is celebrated.
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