Chile: Lower house of congress backs Pinera impeachment

Source: France 24 [French state media]

“Chile’s lower house of congress approved the impeachment trial of President Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday over corruption allegations that appeared in the Pandora Papers leaks. Parliamentarians in the Chamber of Deputies gathered the 78 votes required to seek impeachment and advance proceedings to the Senate for Pinera’s involvement in the controversial sale of a mining company. … The case now moves to the Senate, where the effort to remove Pinera from office does not appear to have the necessary votes.” (11/09/21)