Why in these 16 months of government has Congress not obtained the 87 votes to remove the former unionist from the teaching profession? One reason is that, although weak, the alliance of the Executive Branch with Peru Libre, founded by the self-described "Marxist-Leninist" Vladimir Cerrón, is maintained. The current Minister of Health, Kelly Portalatino, is a congresswoman of said political group and her ministry - like that of Housing and Transportation - has seemed in recent months to be an employment agency for those close to that party.
Perú Libre had 37 seats in July 2021, but now it has 15 due to the south africa phone number list disengagement of two benches: the Magisterial Bloc -of ten former teachers, Castillo's companions in the 2017 teachers' strike- and Perú Democrático, with six members who also vote for the president. The president also has some votes from Somos Perú, the party to which the Minister of Labor belongs, one of his most faithful political spokesmen.
The president also usually invites parliamentarians without bench trips to inaugurate small infrastructure projects in order to make them visible to their constituents and, incidentally, secure votes. In order to shield himself from Congress, Castillo came to appoint representatives of the extreme right as ministers, but that did not serve to calm the desire of the Legislature to remove him from office and only aggravated his inefficient government management. From a peak of 14.7% unemployment in the midst of the pandemic -in April 2020-, the rate fell rapidly and, by December 2021, it did not reach 4%, percentage at which it has remained throughout 2022. Barack Obama's presidency was hampered by a slow recovery from the economic crisis and calls for austerity, which led to a significant loss of seats in the first midterm elections.