Sunday, December 10, 2023

Chartism controls Congress and threatens democratic institutionality

Almost 100 days into the government of Santiago Peña, the Honor Colorado movement, whose leader is Horacio Cartes, designated as “significantly corrupt” by the United States, has full control over Congress to stop or promote any impeachment trial. requests for the loss of investiture against any of its members, whether the reasons are serious or not.

In the Chamber of Deputies, although the Colorado Party had its own majority, not all Coloradoans initially supported the decisions of Chartism. In those days, seven representatives of the Republican Force and one “independent” member were given a pass in the Honor Colorado movement.They decided to leave the event in Colorado, where the deputies were chosen: Alejandro Aguilera (Guairá), Carlos Arrechea (Misiones), Hugo Meza (Cordillera), Rubén Roussillón (Presidentes Hayes), Fran Petersen (Boquerón), Carlos Núñez Salinas (Central), Juan Manuel Añazco (Central), and Jatar Fernández (Central, National Crusade).

Chartism in Deputies brought together 31 Colorados, seven from the former Republican Force and Fernández (ex-Crusade), in addition to four “collaborationists” and eight Libero-Cartists, where they managed to gather 51 votes from the total 80, almost the absolute majority, to stop or promote any attempt to impeach the high authority.

Also to stop requests for constitutional agreements, requests for interventions by municipalities and governors, as well as interpellations with authorities.

In the House of Senators, Chartism also had control. The 13 Cartists led by Basilio “Bachi” Núñez had three colorado “dissidents” on their side. These areJavier Zacarías Irún,rlis Osorio, and Carlos Núñez Agüero,, who are already part of Chartism.

Former Cruzada members and now self-proclaimed independents such as Javier Vera, alias Chaqueñito, and Norma Aquino, alias Yami Nal, joined the liberokartistas Hermelinda Alvarenga, Édgar López, Noelia Cabrera, Sergio Rojas, and Dionisio Amarilla. In total, they combined 24 of the 45 members, ensuring an absolute majority to avoid requests for immunity where 23 votes and political tests are required. In the Senate, they stopped trying to request an interpellation of the head of the National Institute of Statistics (INE), Iván Ojeda, and the Minister of Justice, Ángel Barchini.

They delayed the request for the removal of immunity from the accused Erico Galeano and next week they have to set a position on the request for the dismissal of Senator Hernán Rivas (ANR, HC) about what he said “mau” title as a lawyer. Chartism will seek to archive the request for the loss of investiture, despite serious complaints.

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