Frente Amplio is heading to present a motion of censure to the Minister of the Interior, Luis Alberto Heber. If the leader does not present his resignation, President Luis Lacalle Pou will not resolve his removal.
“For us, he should have fired all the staff in the ministries. If this doesn’t happen, censorship is clearly on the table,” said the opposition bank’s coordinator, Amanda Della Ventura, on Friday.
“The FA is in permanent session and has permanent communication with the political forces. For us, it is important to express our anger that the president is not in the country and we have a main advisor (Roberto Lafluf) who does not matter abroad”, stated the leader of Artiguista Vertiente.
“We believe that this is a very important element. Just dismissing is not enough; we have been talking about Marset for a year, and we need to be informed. Why do they want to hide that passport? This is not an explanation of the FA but of the entire population,” he said.
Della Ventura concluded: “Without ads, censorship is on the table, and we will certainly do it. We are waiting for tomorrow’s actions,” he said, referring to the arrival of the president from his official mission to the United States, where he visited President Joe Biden.
Even though he already has an interpellation scheduled for November 14 to judge Heber’s management and that they included the Marset case in the motion for that call, the left coalition may advance the request for criticism without reaching that stage. Article 147 of the Constitution of the Republic provides that the General Assembly must be convened within a period not exceeding 48 hours.
By an absolute majority vote of the total members of the General Assembly, the Parliament may disagree with the administration and request its removal. The left believes that there will be votes from coalition partners, especially those from the Cabildo Abierto, whose leader Guido Manini Ríos went further when defining political responsibilities and targeted Lacalle Pou himself.
The frontist senator pointed out that “to consider” the impeachment process, we must “wait for some elements to be answered.” The Frente Amplio rejected that tool when, on Wednesday, it met the expanded Executive Secretariat of the Seregni Footprint.