The president of the National Assembly, José Serrano, proposed the creation of a legislative commission to investigate everything related to the police revolt of September 30, 2010. “I have decided to require the Assembly to create a commission with the five heads of the bench “Serrano said, as part of his response to prosecutor Carlos Baca.
If the request was accepted, the agency would have 30 days to complete the task. But the positions within the Legislative are diverse. Assemblyman René Yandún, of the ID and part of the National Integration Bank (BIN), does not agree. “I believe that delegating to a commission of this nature is not appropriate.”
For him, what fits in this situation is that Serrano explains his relationship with former Comptroller Carlos Pólit, what problem exists between the authorities and why they do not want the Attorney General to remain in office.
Marcela Aguiñaga, of the Revolución Alfarista, tweeted that everything related to the broadcast audio should be investigated. On the other hand, Henry Cucalón, head of the PSC block, ruled out his participation in this instance. He assured that this must be done in the judicial area.
And that it is not the power of Serrano to create a commission and its conformation. Guillermo Celi, from SUMA, indicated that “whenever political control is done, it will be important in the framework of oversight.” But that the subject must be analyzed, within its block. The Alianza País bench supports Serrano. According to a statement posted on Twitter, its members condemn the use of the Prosecutor’s Office to “intimidate”.
The block also considers the creation of the occasional commission relevant. In the morning, moments after the statements of the Prosecutor, the six political groups of the Assembly announced separately that they will request explanations from Serrano for their participation in the dialogue with Polit.
I believe, however, will demand the resignation of the Legislative head. Roberto Gómez, its coordinator, signed a statement in which he said that they cannot “stand that the president of the Assembly dishonors the position”.
His partner Fabricio Villamar also believes that he should renounce his parliamentary immunity, in order to face possible legal processes. The BIN requested that the Prosecutor appear before the Plenary, this Wednesday, at 4:00 p.m., to clarify the origin and content of the audio. Although Wilma Andrade (ID) believes that Baca Mancheno’s complaint could be a political “retaliation”.
On January 16, prosecutor Thania Moreno opened a confidential investigation against Baca, for possible embezzlement in the handling of reserved expenses of the Intelligence Secretariat, for the Commission that investigated 30-S. Jorge Corozo, from AP, asked to discuss the participation of Serrano in the audio in the Plenary.
And also the official Silvia Salgado called for control institutions to be managed in the field of their competences and do not confuse institutional issues with personal rematches.
The creation of special commissions in this period has been a constant. Since May of last year five have been created to address issues such as popular consultation or investigate abuses in schools. (I)