The Frente Amplio (FA) asked the president, Luis Lacalle Pou, to remove the Minister of the Interior, Luis Alberto Heber, and the presidential advisor, Robert Lafluf. The request comes after the exchanges between the former vice chancellor Carolina Ache with the current former chancellor Francisco Bustillo and Lafluf, where an attempt was made to eliminate the chats between Ache and the undersecretary of the Interior, Guillermo Maciel, involved in case of drug dealer Sebastián Marset.
“We are not asking for resignations, we are asking for dismissals,” Pereira said, adding that “the president must return to Uruguay immediately and must gather the political parties to rebuild the strength of institution as soon as possible.” “The president should be in charge of such a complex situation from an institutional point of view,” he added.
In response to a question from a journalist, the president of the FA clarified that the initiation of a political trial of the president is not one of the measures being examined by the Broad Front bench.
The request included the resignation of the Chancellor, Francisco Bustillo, but as the conference continued it was learned that the minister had left his position. Because of this, Pereira continued: “For us the president should remove him, but this is one thing; It’s small, but it’s something. ”
“For a long time now, the Frente Amplio has been saying that Bustillo and Minister Heber should be removed,” he said of the now former head of Foreign Relations and the head of the Interior. “And the same for Lafluf, one of the president’s top advisers, who crossed all the lines that can be crossed in a democratic system,” he said.
There was also criticism of the ruling party in Parliament. “We ask the ruling party to take the responsibility of voting full support for the administration of these two ministers,” he said in reference to previous interpellations with ministers that ended in gestures of support for the efforts. .
“There are serious mistakes here,” said Pereira, who criticized that “Uruguay’s institutions are very damaged.” “The Frente Amplio wants to guarantee institutionalization and move in that direction,” he concluded.