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A political trial against Lasso in the hands of the Ecuadorian parliament

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Quito, March 30 (RHC) The future President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, before the National Assembly (Parliament), that the impeachment request must be approved the day before by the Constitutional Court.

That judicial body rejected the accusations of coup against the president and admitted the petition to impeach him for political embezzlement.

The Secretary General for the Communication of the President issued a statement in which he affirms that he respects the Court’s decision, even though he does not agree, and makes sure that the Assembly never had access, nor does it have any legal or political support.

On the one hand, legislators and social organizations have spoken in favor of ruling in favor of a process that could bring an end to the mandate of Lasso, who is the first head of state in Ecuador’s democratic history to oppose a situation of this kind. .

This trial is a symbol of the country’s hopelessness and despair, because of the thousands of unemployed and millions of Ecuadorians who have stopped believing in democracy, said Andean parliamentarian Virgil Hernández.

The Citizen Revolution movement stated that the impeachment is a democratic expression in a lost and doomed country “hope is reborn today”.

Congresswoman Viviana Veloz, head of investigations and one of the hearings of the trial, stated that now the president will answer for his horrors and incompetence. “We could not turn our backs on the Ecuadorian people,” he added.

“The court proceeding against the driver showed that there was always a motive and help to arouse. Now the process has to start. The law, the study of the people, the triumph of the Constitution”, also wrote parliamentarian Paola Cabezas.

The Confederation of Indigenous Nations of Ecuador (Conaie), which led a protest on Tuesday in favor of Lasso’s removal from power, said the political decision was “a popular cry”.

As the largest organization of indigenous peoples in the country, the chief executive should be removed for saving money, but also for his inability to govern. The next step in the instrument-making process is the Inspection Commission, which must decide whether or not to recommend the process within a period of 30 days.

Once the report is ready, the head of the legislature will convene a plenary session to carry out the impeachment, where the president has the right to approve the defense and dismissal, the vote of 92 members of the assembly must be counted out of the total of 137. (Source: PL)

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