Thursday, June 8, 2023

The Constitutional Court of Ecuador gives the green light to a political trial against President Guillermo Lasso

Constitution of the Court Ecuadorian gave the green light to National Assembly (parliament) to carry out a political trial of censure against the president of the country, conservative William Lassowhom the opposition accuses of embezzlement (public money).

With six votes from nine judges to establish the highest body of the country to control the constitution, the Court presented a favorable report of “admission” to the trial of the impeachment. National Assembly (Parliament) against the head of the state.

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The Constitutional Court he reported that the report was proven, although he did not admit the cause of the “shock”, a crime for which the president was also accused by the opposition of the assembly.

“In the analysis of the procedure, it was found that the proposed application and the procedure followed until here in the National Assembly, the principles of political legitimacy and due process were preserved,” the Court determined in its ruling.

The high court also established a “decree of procrastination in the activation” of the figure of the prosecution, which, however, does not move to rule.

“This Court urges the institutions that are in charge to always act within the canons and provisions of the Constitution” Rule of law“, he added.

This government will continue the process in the Legislature, which will send a report to The-minus Inspection and Political Control Commissionwhich should prepare a report to be discussed by the plenary session Parliament.

92 votes without confidence

The censure of the Moderator of the city can only be applied if the Assembly, out of 137 legislators, obtains a majority of at least 92 votes, equivalent to two-thirds of the chamber, and if it does not obtain, the process. it will be a cabinet.

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In addition, legislative action may include a request for the Office of the Prosecutor and other public authorities to investigate complaints against the President and include them in a possible investigation. Public service.

The ruling of the Constitutional Court was given within the time set by the rules and after last Monday in its members the judge returned the case because the first proposal to rule did not reach the required six votes.

Magistrate Richard Ortiz for the Rapporteur Teresia Nuqueswhose presentation did not obtain sufficient votes, and was also delegated to a legal judge Ali Lozada a resolution to prepare a new draft was approved tonight.

Lasso warns about “parliamentary affairs”.

The opposition accuses Lasso of being the alleged political leader of the alleged corruption scandal in public companies, in which he appears to be the son-in-law of his businessman brother. Daniel Carrera.

Opponents also argue that some members of this network have been allegedly protected by their president, claiming that he has moved an investigation by the anti-doctor police into alleged links with the businessman. Daniel Cherres and in the manner of a network drug trafficking.

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But Lasso vehemently denied and accused the opposition of concocting “parliamentary affairsagainst him, as he said on Saturday in a sermon in the Iberoamerican summitcelebrated St. Dominic.

In June 2022, Lasso already saved a similar situation by a few votes, when in the midst of indigenous protests led by the movement against the economic government and the high cost of living, the opposition raised a movement for presidential impeachment. not successful

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