Bukele accuses lawmakers of ignoring recommendations of his own experts

The President of the Republic, Nayib Bukele, reacted to the consultation carried out this Monday by the Political Commission of the Legislative Assembly, on the Government’s request for a new emergency regime to stop COVID-19 infections in the country. The president accused the deputies of having brought “experts related to them” to the consultation, but that, upon hearing their recommendations, the legislators “interrupt them and make them retract.” During the consultation, Dr. Mario Gamero assured in his speech that it is necessary to “first look within the population for the positive (case of COVID-19); second the contagions, to make the necessary epidemiological fences to stop if possible an entire population, an entire municipality, make a complete blockade of entry and exit, that nobody enters and that nobody leaves, that would be to lower the curve ”. However, the PCN deputy, Antonio Almendariz, interrupted midway through his participation, explaining to Dr. Gamero that free movement “is the right of the entire population, which can only be suspended by an exceptional regime”, and that This has been declared by the Constitutional Chamber as “unconstitutional”. In this sense, the legislator directly asks Dr. Gamero if an emergency regime is necessary, to which he replies: “Well, as long as the rights already established in the political Constitution are not violated, that’s my opinion” He concluded. Meanwhile, President Bukele said on Twitter that the deputies: “They call the experts related to them. Their own experts tell them what to do (since there is global consensus on this issue). But they interrupt and make the expert retract. In other words, the deputies (who have to be “epidemiologists”) will do what they want. ” They call the like-minded experts. Their own experts tell them what to do (since there is global consensus on this issue). But they interrupt and make the expert retract. In other words, the deputies (who have to be “epidemiologists”) will do what they want. https://t.co/88DfwnFXFL – Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) June 29, 2020 On the other hand, Bukele made reference to the existence of a “campaign” against the Executive, accused the Assembly of not giving the powers to the Ministry of Health that “the Health Code grants”, and “continue discussing whether there is an emergency or not, more than 100 days later”, without giving the Government “the necessary legal or financial resources.” “The strange thing is that they accuse me of ‘dictator’. But when has a dictator been subjected to the other powers of the State? Can’t you see the obvious contradiction? Isn’t it clear what a campaign is? Are those who say that stupid, or are they just trying to deceive others? ”Said the president. The strange thing is that they accuse me of “dictator”. But when has a dictator been subjected to the other powers of the State? Can’t you see the obvious contradiction? Isn’t it clear what a campaign is? Are those who say that stupid, or are they just trying to fool others? – Nayib Bukele (@nayibbukele) June 29, 2020 This Monday, the consultation of the Political Commission of the Legislative Assembly began on a new extendable 15-day exception regime requested by the Presidency of the Republic. ALSO READ: This is how the legislative consultation on the new exception regime started by COVID-19