Canada Pandora Papers: The Chilean President avoids the dismissal

07:50  17 november  2021
07:50  17 november  2021 Source:   lepoint.fr

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Sebastian Piñera, Pandora Papers, paradis fiscal © Alberto Valdes / EFE / EPA Sebastian Piñera, Pandora Papers, Paradise Tax

I L is suspected of conflict of interest in the sale of a mining company in 2010 carried out in a tax haven. The Senate of Chile voted, Tuesday, November 16, against the dismissal of President Sebastian Piñera . The case had been revealed by the Pandora Papers.

This vote puts an end to the dismissal procedure that had been approved last week by the Chamber of Deputies, where the opposition is the majority. In the Senate, also dominated by the opposition, a two-thirds majority, or 29 votes, was necessary. Only 24 senators voted for dismissal, against and one abstained. "The Defense has categorically dismantled each of the facts outlined in the reasons for this political trial," welcomed Senator Pro-Piñera Francisco Chahuan. The lawyer of Sebastian Piñera, Jorge Galvez, had asserted at the beginning of the session to the Senate that the Prosecution was "devoid of any factual and legal basis".

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An accusation based on "false or misleading facts"

The procedure had been triggered after the revelations of the Pandora Papers, a survey of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). According to these documents, the Minera Dominga mining company had been sold in 2010 by a company owned by the Chief of State Chiefs to a businessman, a friend of the President, for $ 152 million, a transaction made in the Virgin Islands British. The payment of the transaction was to be carried out in three installments and contained a controversial clause which subordinated the last payment on the condition that no environmental protection zone is established on the operating zone of the mining company.

According to the survey, the Government of Sebastian Piñera did not finally protected the area where mining was planned, so the third payment was made. The Socialist President Michelle Bachelet (2006-2010), to which sebastian piñera had, however, recommended that the area rich in biodiversity which houses a colony of Humboldt penguins, a threatened species.

Senate in Chile agrees against office entertainment proceedings against head of state Piñera

 Senate in Chile agrees against office entertainment proceedings against head of state Piñera The Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, which is pressed by the "Pandora Papers", escape from an official involvement. In the case of a vote in the Senate on Tuesday (local time), the required two-thirds majority did not materialize for the initiation of a procedure against Piñera. Thus, the controversial sale of a mining company remains in 2010 for Piñera without consequences.

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The right president, which is also one of the richest men of Chile had denounced a charge based "on false or misleading facts" and considered that the case had already been judged. In 2017 and is the subject of a non-place. At the opening of a new criminal investigation in early October, the parquet, however, argued that the facts related to the sale and purchase of the mining company "were not expressly included" in the decision of non-place . The end of the dismissal procedure against Sebastian Piñera intervenes before the elections of 21 November, during which a new president will be appointed, and the renewed Parliament.

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