Opposition deputies filed yesterday a constitutional accusation against the President Sebastian Piñera, within the framework of the Pandora Papers, which revealed a millionaire sale of the Dominga mining company, by the President’s family and Carlos Alberto Délano, Piñera’s friend. The action of the opposition went around the world, attracting the attention of the international press.
“The opposition presents a motion of censure to remove President Sebastián Piñera,” the British media headlined. BBC News World on the entry of the constitutional prosecution in Congress.
In the same vein, other international media approached it, such as the German wave (Germany), Reuters (United Kingdom), The country (Spain), EFE Agency (Spain) or Sputnik News (Russia).
The DW He started his coverage citing the deputy of the Socialist Party (PS), Jaime Naranjo, who indicated that “the causes of this constitutional accusation are two: one, because the president has openly infringed the Constitution in relation to the principle of probity, and secondly, for seriously compromising the honor of the Nation.”
The country he recalled the criminal edge of the case. “The constitutional accusation, which according to the Chilean president ‘has no basis’, is added to a criminal investigation opened by the Prosecutor’s Office five days ago for the same operation: the sale in 2010 of Minera Dominga by Piñera to one of his best friends through a partnership offshore based in the British Virgin Islands “, indicates the Spanish media.
“The payment of the third installment of that sale was subject to the area of operations not being declared a natural reserve, a decision that was left to Piñera when he was already president,” he adds.
EFE AgencyMeanwhile, he indicated that, “for the mechanism to prosper, an absolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies – the body in charge of establishing whether or not the accusation is viable – is required, and the subsequent support of two-thirds in the Senate, an institution that acts as a jury and declares whether the accused is guilty or innocent of what is imputed to him. “