Chilean opposition will file a constitutional indictment against President Sebastian Pinera for the Pandora documents.

President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera (Photo: EFE / Natalia Aguilar)

Chilean opposition representatives made the announcement on Tuesday According to reports in the Pandora Papers, they will file a constitutional indictment against President Sebastian Pinera, who was linked to the sale of the Dominga Mining Company by his children’s company.

“All opposition parties We agreed to launch a constitutional indictment against President Sebastian PinaraJaime Naranzo, a deputy of the Socialist Party, surrounded by other parliamentarians, told reporters in Congress.

The Constitution seeks to establish the case Responsibility of senior public officials and, if successful, will lead to the removal of Pinora, The first round of the presidential election is six weeks away. This may cause the defendant to be disqualified from the public office, but it needs to thrive Absolute majority in the congregation.

President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera (Photo: Europa Press)
President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera (Photo: Europa Press)

Is in Piñera The centerpiece of the controversy after the investigation by the Chilean media Lapot and CIPER was part of the Pandora Papers of the International Federation of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which merged in 2010 with the sale of mining company Dominga. Through a company owned by his children, businessman Carlos Delano – a close friend of the president – for $ 152 million.

Pinera and her family will keep the participation sealed for the controversial sale The project seriously threatens an important nature sanctuary in the north of the country.

According to the same investigation, a large part of this operation was carried out in the tax paradise of the islands British virgins.

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Similarly, the agreement contains a controversial clause According to environmental groups, the last payment was made with the business condition that the environmental protection area should not be installed in the operating area of ​​the mining company.“, A decision that falls in the image of the Chilean president.

View of the site where the steel and copper mining project will be built "Dominga", Punta de Soros, Coquimbo (Photo: REUTERS / Benjamin Megias)
A view of the site of the “Dominga” steel and copper mining project at Punta de Soros, Coquimbo (photo: REUTERS / Benjamin Megias)

“This allegation is based on the existence of motives and grounds Violated the code of ethics [que obliga a los funcionarios públicos tener un desempeño honesto y leal] And for actively compromising the honor of the homelandNarancho added.

“That is our spirit and spirit This indictment will be presented next week and we will make every effort to make it effective“, Jaime Naranzo, deputy of the Socialist Party, announced from Congress.

Pinera has denied all allegations and possible conflicts It was only after his first president (2010-2014) confirmed that all his assets had been placed under a blind trust No offense was dismissed after a judicial inquiry into the 2017 incidents.

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and his friend, businessman Carlos Alberto Delano, in 2011 (Photo: REUTERS / Rodrigo Garrido)
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera and his friend, businessman Carlos Alberto Delano, in 2011 (Photo: REUTERS / Rodrigo Garrido)

The facts mentioned in that statement They are not new, they became known to the media in 2017 and were deeply investigated by the Ministry of Public Administration and settled by the courts.”, The head of state pointed out.

Delegates are expected to file a constitutional indictment next week and vote in the House of Representatives before November 21., During the first round of the presidential election.

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If approved, This is the second attempt to politically judge the president after a failed attempt at human rights abuses in November 2019 amid massive protests. Against the inequality condemned by various international organizations, it became more serious after the end of the military dictatorship.

Congress of Chile (Photo: AFP)
Congress of Chile (Photo: AFP)

The National Attorney, on the other hand, George Abbott instructed the Anti-Corruption Unit of the Ministry of Public Works to investigate the existence of possible tax offenses. Associated with influence or inconsistent negotiation.

Pinera joins the Ecuadorian Guillermo Lasso and Dominican Louis Abinader, one of the three Latin American presidents After the 2016 Panama Papers, the world was once again rocked by this inquiry, which was actively sprayed.

(With AFP, EFE information)

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