(Cnn in Spanish) – This Tuesday, after more than 20 hours of debate in the Chilean House of Representatives, 78 votes were cast in favor, 67 against and 3 abstentions. Constitutional charge Against President Sebastian Pinara.
The indictment now goes to the Chilean Senate for debate and a vote.
Opposition groups in Chile agreed to file a constitutional indictment against Piñera in early October, revealing a sale and purchase agreement in the British Virgin Islands where Minera Dominga sold their part of the plan to another Chilean businessman.
In Chile, constitutional indictment is a mechanism by which Congress seeks to clarify political responsibilities in high public office for any violation of the Constitution. Following a political investigation, the defendant may be removed from office or disqualified from office.
Previously, Pinara had already denied any irregularities in the sale of the Dominga mining project.
In 2019, the Chamber of Representatives and Representatives had already attempted to launch a constitutional indictment against Pinara for “serious and systematic violations of human rights committed by government agents” during the social upheaval, but the action was not successful because it was not collected. Required votes.
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With information from Christopher Ulova