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Only a few days ago, after a long tug-of-war between the representatives of the two factions of the big bourgeoisie to decide the nomination of the new reactionary president who will replace the current president of the old Peruvian state, a landlord-bureaucracy at the service of imperialism, mainly Yankee imperialism, the National Jury of Elections decided that the strike-selling “rondero” Pedro Castillo would be the one to take the post of reactionary president. He has been nominated after a process like all the previous ones and even more fraudulent and farcical, monitored by Yankee imperialism through its international organisations, the Yankee embassy in Lima, its experts and its agent Gorriti, its experts and its agent Gorriti who has taken charge of guaranteeing that the opportunist “rondero” is a proven counterrevolutionary, who as a “rondero” has fought the PCP and the people’s war with arms as an auxiliary force of the genocidal armed forces under the direction of the Yankee CIA and its low intensity warfare. The US imperialism as always has shamelessly intervened in the elections to nominate Castillo and has given him its recognition, declaring through various media that the reactionary elections “have been clean” and that “Castillo is a legitimate president”.

Castillo has not yet taken up his post to carry out the three reactionary tasks, a necessity of imperialism and Peruvian reaction, and is already engaged in a sharp internal struggle, as it should be, as the reactionary daily El Comercio of Lima reports in today’s edition:

“Pedro Castillo: Internal struggles continue while names for the Cabinet are being definedMeanwhile, Pedro Castillo and Francisco Sagasti talked for more than two hours in the Government Palace about the transfer.

(…)Internal squabbles.”

The name of Alonso Segura has been touted as the new head of the Ministry of Economy. However, the former minister does not enjoy the sympathy of any of the sectors of Perú Libre.

The more radical wing, close to Vladimir Cerrón, prefers Juan Pari to be appointed to the post for two reasons. The first is a matter of political affinity. But the second is pragmatic: Pari would not arrive with a large team to accompany him, unlike Pedro Francke.

The fear with the latter, according to sources in Perú Libre, is not only that he is more moderate, but also that they are wary that “you give him your hand and they will go to the elbow”. This is in reference to the leading role that Nuevo Perú could play in key sectors.

Even so, Francke maintains a close relationship with Castillo. In case he is elected, the Cerronistas will propose that Pari go as vice-minister to “counterbalance”, the sources said.

Meanwhile, the Cerronista side insists that Roger Najar be the head of the new cabinet. In contrast to what is happening in the economy, the former congressman has the acceptance of the other left-wing and independent groups that joined the campaign, as he played a role in articulating the proposals during the second round. In addition, he has been in charge of coordinating the names for the Cabinet in formation.

In the last few hours, one name that has been considered is that of Jorge Chávez, former Minister of Defence, for the same portfolio. The other name for security issues is Mariano González, with whom there have been talks, but no concrete offer has yet been made.

Former Minister Jorge Nieto, speaking to this newspaper, denied that he would be a member of the Cabinet.

Other sources report the active presence of former congressman Daniel Salaverry in Castillo’s entourage. His participation has allowed him to hold meetings with businessmen from the fishing and construction sectors. Although his actions are in a personal capacity, as the congressman-elect of Somos Perú, José Jerí, has ruled out the possibility that they had been invited.

In addition, other sources indicate that there would be a quota of participation of those close to the ex-mayor of La Victoria, George Forsyth, although he has ruled out any “interest” in their visits.

The Fact

The JNE expects to hand Castillo the credentials of president-elect tomorrow at 4 p.m. The venue has not yet been confirmed”.

Before proceeding further, we denounce: that the enemy is taking advantage of the situation to advance its plan to annihilate Chairman Gonzalo, head of the Party and the revolution, we reaffirm what was established in the Declaration of the Maoist Parties and Organizations of the World for the Day of Heroism, on the defence of the leadership:

“This occasion is propitious to denounce that, the present fascist, genocidal, and fatherland-selling government of the old Peruvian state, headed by Sagasti, as well as its predecessors, confronted with a fierce and unyielding resistance from Chairman Gonzalo, in defence of the leadership of the Party and the revolution, are counting on the service of the rats of the revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line (ROL), under the direction of the Yankee CIA – continues to implement the plan to annihilate Chairman Gonzalo, maintaining his absolute and perpetual isolation for nearly 29 years now. The authorities of the old state, from the Executive to its judicial and prison system act with blind hatred and perverse homicidal fury against the most important revolutionary political prisoner in the world by keeping him in isolation, with contact only with his jailers at various levels and information from the outside world previously distorted and manipulated by the Yankee CIA, Peruvian reaction and rats of the ROL. Defend Chairman Gonzalo and Gonzalo Thought, great leadership of the Communist Party of Peru’s and the Peruvian revolution!”

Likewise about the new reactionary government headed by the opportunist “rondero” strike-seller Castillo, according to the above-mentioned statement we say:

“Elections are a means of domination of the bourgeoisie in the imperialist countries and, in the oppressed nations, they are a means of domination of the landlords and big bourgeoisie; they are neither an instrument of transformation for the people nor a means of overthrowing the power of the ruling classes, hence the just orientation of using them only for agitation and propaganda purposes. In the face of the crisis and the development of the objective and subjective conditions for revolution, depending on the concrete situation, reaction resorts to so-called “social aid packages” to try to lull the masses to sleep, to apply its anti-crisis packages with anaesthesia; in other cases, to divert them from the revolutionary road, it resorts to promoting reactionary governments headed by opportunism and the use of reactionary terror, or in other cases it resorts to fascism. All this reaction applies in the midst of sharp reactionary struggles, because the crisis and the revolution also fuel its struggles.

The fact that reaction uses opportunism and revisionism in its desperate reactionary way out of the crisis and to postpone the revolution is a further political proof of the maturity of the objective and subjective conditions for revolution throughout the world. This proves that revolution is the main historical and political trend in the world today, that it is expressed mainly in the oppressed nations, where the main contradiction oppressed nations-imperialism is developing; the oppressed nations which are the basis of the world revolution, where the majority of the world population lives, of which the overwhelming majority is made up of the peasantry fighting for land, the main force of the democratic revolution led by the proletariat through its party, which carries it forward by means of People’s War.

The revisionist and capitulationist right opportunist line in Peru, as the head of the new revisionism at world level, which denies the semi-colonial and semi-feudal character of the oppressed countries, saying that these have ceased to be so because of the “neo-liberalism” applied since the beginning of the 90s of the last century and in the case of Peru, furthermore, because with the People’s War the semi-feudal relations were destroyed and Peru has become dependent capitalist and “that the present struggle is for democratic rights, a new constitution and sovereignty”, these renegades deny what Maoism and Gonzalo Thought have established, that as long as the democratic revolution is not completed with the seizure of power in the whole country, the domination of imperialism, bureaucratic capitalism and semi-feudalism will not have been destroyed. Moreover, expressly in the case of Peru, where reaction has re-established the old power, it has re-established the old relations of production, that is, semi-feudalism, and in the countries where it acts with the development of bureaucratic capitalism, it evolves the semi-feudal basis, it does not destroy it. The new revisionism denies the developing revolutionary situation on the international level. That is to say, it denies the revolution as the main trend, it denies the new great wave of world revolution, it denies the strategic offensive of the world revolution, it denies the main contradiction, it denies the democratic revolution, it denies the land problem in the oppressed and therefore denies the world proletarian revolution. They are counter-revolutionary renegades.”

Defend Chairman Gonzalo and Gonzalo Thought, the leadership of the Communist Party of Peru and the Peruvian revolution!


JULY 2021