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Political outlook

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After the storm

On Tuesday November 17th–after a week of unrelenting protests throughout the country that led to Manuel Merino stepping down–, Francisco Sagasti, Member of Congress from Partido Morado, assumed the Presidency of the Republic. This crisis has changed the political environment, and considering the country’s institutional fragility, we can’t ensure that the next few months will be much calmer

The first relevant change is that of the balance of powers, which is still consolidating. At the moment, there are signs that the political capital of the Executive is a bit stronger after the crisis.

The second change in the environment has been the activation of social protest, and the role of public opinion, which have probably had an influence in the decisions made by authorities.

Despite the improvement in the political capital of the Executive and the loss of prestige of Congress, regulatory risk will remain high. This is mainly because, since taking office, Congress has shown a high level of consensus regarding the microeconomic populist measures taken and this situation will most likely continue.

In conclusion, despite the fact that after the crisis the Executive Power has gained some strength, we’re still facing a fragile political balance, given that our institutional weaknesses persist, and the political opposition could quickly gain strength again.

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OUR PERSPECTIVE

Elecciones 2021

Fujimori plantea una continuación del marco constitucional vigente, que en términos económicos prioriza la inversión privada. En contraste, Castillo proyecta un cambio profundo en el marco legal y, por tanto, una nueva dirección económica para el país. En este último caso, existe el riesgo de que se materialice una mayor participación del Estado en diversos sectores clave, incluso sin cambios constitucionales notorios.

SEGMENTO CORPORATIVO

La mayoría de las empresas del segmento corporativo no tendrán que mantenerse en modo “ajuste de costos” por varios años para repagar su deuda, y podrán destinar una parte de sus ingresos a retomar sus proyectos de inversión.

Bolivia 2006-2019

Es cierto que durante el periodo en que Evo Morales estuvo en el poder (2006-2019), la economía boliviana destacó en la región y alcanzó algunos logros sociales sobresalientes. Sin embargo, esos resultados fueron, en conjunto, inferiores a los que el Perú consiguió en el mismo periodo.

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