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World Colombia congressional committee to investigate president after ex-senator's allegations

05:40  25 february  2020
05:40  25 february  2020 Source:   reuters.com

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BOGOTA (Reuters) - A committee in Colombia's lower house of Congress will investigate allegations by an ex-senator who fled the country that President Ivan Duque participated in vote-buying and sought to have her assassinated, the head of the panel said on Monday.

a woman in a red shirt: Colombia's former senator Aida Merlano takes part in a hearing in a court in Caracas © Reuters/MIRAFLORES PALACE Colombia's former senator Aida Merlano takes part in a hearing in a court in Caracas

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At a recent court appearance in Caracas, Merlano, who was convicted of vote-buying, accused Duque of wanting to kill her to protect the country's political class. In a recent interview, she also alleged he benefited from vote-buying.

Duque's government has said the accusations are a fabrication and that Merlano is being used by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to put on a "media show."

The investigation comes after leftist Representative David Racero requested an inquiry into Merlano's accusations.

"In my capacity as the president of the investigations committee, after reading the complaint by Representative David Racero against the president of the republic, we have taken the decision to open an investigation," John Jairo Cardenas, of the centrist Partido de la Unidad, told local radio.

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Colombia does not recognize Maduro's government and has requested Merlano's extradition through Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, whom it considers to be Venezuela's legitimate head of state.

It is not clear how Guaido will handle the request given that Maduro retains control of most government functions including the police and judiciary.

The Colombian house committee regularly investigates Colombian presidents. Ernesto Samper, who governed from 1994 to 1998, was the subject of inquiries surrounding accusations he financed his campaign with drug trafficking money. He was exonerated.

(Reporting by Nelson Bocanegra; Writing by Julia Symmes Cobb; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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