The resignation of Foreign Minister Francisco Bustilloafter the former undersecretary Carolina Ache the Prosecutor’s Office declared that he suggesteds losing his cell phone. to not show chats about drug dealers Sebastian Marset with the Undersecretary of the Interior Guillermo Maciel, produced effects within the Colorado Party.
The Minister of Tourism and member of the Batlistas sector Tabare Viera stated on his Twitter that This situation is “very serious” and maintained that “There are political responsibilities that have to be done by those exposed.”
“Criminals (responsibilities) will be determined by justice but we do not share such a way of acting and the Colorado Party the issue should be discussed in a CEN meeting (National Executive Committee)”, said the minister.
The former president of Antel and current presidential candidate of Batllista also discussed the case. GabrielGurmendezo hopes that president Luis Lacalle Pou “will act with a firmness equal to the protection of the institutions to those involved in these episodes””Anybody. The country first,” he concluded.
Felipe SchipaniColorado deputy of Ciudadano, made statements to Desayunos Informales (Channel 12) that “The chancellor’s departure from the government after the audios are out “andbelievede that Bustillo did a “good” job resigning to “remove the problem with the president and the government.”
“We are waiting for the arrival of the president of the country and will eventually make other decisions about other actors” that “they can be compromised,” added the lawmaker.
In addition, Schipani pointed to Ache’s resignation in December – after it was discovered that the vice chancellor knew about Marset from his chat with Maciel and did not report it to the authorities – and said that from Ciudadanos at that time He was accused of “failing to tell the truth in Parliament.”
The deputy recalled that at that time the sector held a two-hour meeting with Ache, but the former undersecretary did not report “anything” about the orders of Bustillo and Roberto Lafluf, adviser to the Presidency, to delete his conversations with Maciel. “You can imagine it gave us a big surprise. “Schipani pointed out.
In any case, Colorado dismissedit as “there is an institutional crisis” in the country. “Uruguay’s democracy is strong and the institutions are working. There are officials who they actedinappropriatelyt there is no crisis,” he said.
On the other hand, the people who are close to the former president Julio María Sanguinettithey announcedin The Observer that the leader of Colorado Batllismo will not speak about this situation. Deputy of the citizens Open Pasquet He also prefers not to make statements.