The political opposition closes its ranks after the trial of vice president
Posted On 23 Jun 2017
The left took its time to decide its support for the impeachment against Vice President Jorge Glas, in the Legislature. Yesterday afternoon, most of the members of the National Integration bloc signed the request backed by CREO-SUMA party.
Jimmy Candell, of the Creyendo en Nuestra Gente movement and part of the bloc, confirmed it. The request “meets the requirements and the legal study,” he said.
Monday, PSC legislators had already pledged their signatures to begin the process, although the CREO party still has no date to submit its request to the Legislative Council of Administration (CAL).
Glas’s statement to the Audit Commission, last Wednesday, gave them more arguments. The leader of the CREO-SUMA alliance Roberto Gómez said it. According to him, Glas’s show was “embarrassing” and made it clear that he is the “political responsible for what happened in the strategic sectors.”
He added that thanks to that presentation the coalition received information about other related cases and that currently are in the Judiciary. “That’s under review and analysis. So it will take us a couple more days to include that information or not, “he said.
To initiate the political trial against the Vice President, 46 signatures are needed. Monday, CREO collected 47. Yesterday, with the support of the Integration bloc, it got nine more. The Pachakutik party has not yet signed but is inclined towards it. (I)