The Permanent Commission of the Congress approved the final report of constitutional complaint No. 328 in the extreme that recommends accusing the former president of the Council of Ministers Betsy Chavez for the alleged crimes of rebellion and conspiracy. He is accused of said crimes for his alleged participation in the failed coup d’état of the ex-president Pedro Castilloon December 7, 2022.
There were 24 votes in favor, 2 against and no abstentions. Chávez Chino did not appear at the session, because he is in his native Tacna. He also did not attend the appointment for his legal defense. Absences were recorded in the minutes.
Now, the final report will go to the plenary session of Congress, the last instance in the political trial process that must ratify the decision of the Permanent Commission to enable the Prosecutor’s Office to formalize the preparatory investigation and request coercive measures such as an impediment to leaving the country or preventive detention.
Betssy Chávez one step away from being suspended
The final report also suggests that Betsy Chavezas well as Roberto Sánchez, be suspended from the position of congressman while the investigations continue.
Congressmen in question. Photo: L-R.
Article 25 of the Regulations of Congress establishes that in the event that a parliamentarian is suspended due to constitutional accusation, he will be replaced by the accessory while the criminal process lasts.
“His assets will be deposited in a special account. If he is acquitted, the accumulated sum will be delivered to him and he will recover all his rights. In the event of a conviction for an intentional crime, the deposited amount will revert to the Congress budget,” the text indicates.
In the case of Chávez Chino, it would be replaced by Isaac Mita Alanoca.