The Congress of the republic invited Martha Chávez, Ántero Flores Aráoz and Luis Gonzales Posada, the three former members of Parliament, to its solemn session for its bicentennial.
The presence of the three former legislators occurred during the ceremony held in the chamber of sessions this Tuesday.
Chávez Cossío was president of Congress in the period between July 26, 1995 and July 27, 1996 and was the first woman to hold this position. Flores Aráoz headed Parliament between July 26, 2004 and July 26, 2005; On her part, Gonzales Posada held the position from July 27, 2007 to July 27, 2008.
The three former legislators were in the lower part of the hemicycle, where authorities such as the members of the Ministerial Cabinet, headed by Aníbal Torres, were also located.
The ceremony was presided over by the head of Congress, José Williams, and was attended by Vice President Dina Boluarte, who is in charge of the Presidential Office for the duration of President Pedro Castillo’s trip to the United States.
During the event, speeches were made on the importance of Congress in enacting laws, political control, and representation. The floor was also given to the spokespersons of the different benches to leave a message on the occasion of the 200 years of life of the institution.