The Political Bureau of wide front (FA) issued a statement in support to the mayor of Montevideo, Carolina Cosseafter a small group of mayors from the multicolored coalition decided to send a request for impeachment to the Chamber of Senators in order to remove her, alleging a supposed lack of transparency from the capital administration.
“After the first half of the mandate of President Luis Lacalle Pou, the National Government is going through a critical moment. The scandals associated with the Marset and Astesiano cases had a strong impact on the credibility of the institutions, one of the assets that distinguishes the country in the world”, begins by saying the statement issued on Monday.
The left-wing party understands that the impeachment initiative against Cosse “appears at a delicate moment in the country’s republican institutions and is an unjustified attack on the Mayor and the Broad Front project.”
For this reason, they announced their support for this “offensive without a legal basis and not very serious by the opposition in the Departmental Board of Montevideo, trying to divert attention from the problems of political management of the National Government.”
Additionally, the Fa vindicated the Cosse administration that “focuses on the people with programs like ABC, with its contribution to solidarity work, maintaining its support for the Popular Pots that support the needs of our people.”
A “fabulous smokescreen”
Mayor Cosse took the floor at the press conference on Monday in which the entire FA as a whole closed ranks to support her.
He recalled that almost all of the requests for reports have been answered from the IM, but that “it’s another thing if they don’t like the answer.”
“I regret that the way of behaving is the attack, the interest of trying to prevent Montevideo from developing,” he said, and assured that what the mayors did is “a republican barbarity” that he equated with the brake that the multicolored bench imposed on the loan that his administration was seeking from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and short-term loans that “generate jobs and do not generate debt.”
Using the figure of impeachment – an attempt to remove her – is “a fabulous smokescreen” in the face of large-scale cases such as the passport granted by the government of Luis Lacalle Pou to the powerful Uruguayan drug trafficker, Sebastián Marset, or that of the former presidential custodian, Alejandro Astesiano, charged as the alleged leader of a criminal structure that sold false passports to Russian citizens, operating from the Executive Tower.