Senate Chile I refused, on Tuesday (16), the accountability of the President of the Republic Sebastian Pinera. The vote took place a week after the House of Representatives approved open process Against the guardian on suspicion of corruption.
For an impeachment to be approved by the Chilean Senate, it needs to two-thirds of the votes from home – At least 29 of the 43 . senators. Until this article was last updated, with 14 votes against and 1 abstention, the process could no longer be continued.
Chilean President Sebastian Pinera wears a mask after declaring a state of emergency in the south of the country on Tuesday (12) – Photo: Esteban Felix/AP Photo
This was the second attempt to impeach the Chilean president, who took office in March 2018, and who after the social crisis of 2019 could not recover from one of the most difficult periods in 31 years of democracy.
November 21 elections
Pinera’s impeachment ends just days before Chile’s presidential and legislative elections, scheduled for November 21.
An opinion poll, published last week, revealed that 67% of Chileans agree with the accusation against the conservative president, who is not running in this election.
However, left-wing parties have shown good results in the intentions poll and may increase their participation in the Chilean Congress.
Chile’s House of Representatives pictured, November 9, 2021 – Photo: Rodrigo Garrido/Reuters
The Chilean president is linked to the sale of the Dominga mining company in the Virgin Islands, a tax haven. The case was revealed through reports pandora leaves.
The deal took place in 2010, when Pinera was in his first term as president.
The Public Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation to determine whether there were bribery and tax irregularities in the transaction.
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