Chile’s House of Representatives approves constitutional impeachment against Sebastian Pinera
(CNN in Spanish) – This Tuesday, after more than 20 hours of debate in the Chilean House of Representatives, it was approved, by 78 votes to 67 against and three abstentions. Constitutional indictment Against President Sebastian Pinera.
The impeachment now goes to the Chilean Senate for discussion and vote.
Chile’s opposition groups agreed in early October to file a constitutional indictment against Pinera, after Minera Dominga in the British Virgin Islands revealed a sale and purchase agreement in which the president’s family sold their share of the project to another Chilean businessman.
In Chile, a constitutional indictment is a congressional mechanism that seeks to clarify the political responsibilities of high public office for any contravention of the constitution. After a political trial, the defendant can be removed from office or removed from office.
Previously, Piñera had already denied any kind of wrongdoing in the sale of the Dominga mining project.
In 2019, the House of Representatives and the House of Representatives had already tried to file a constitutional indictment against Pinera over the “gross and systematic violations of human rights committed by agents of the state” during the social outbreak, but the action was unsuccessful because it did not meet the necessary votes.
News under development.
With information from Christopher Olua