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Chilean President Impeached Over Pandora Paper Allegations

Chilean President Impeached Over Pandora Paper Allegations

From: The Hill

Chilean President Sebastián Piñera was impeached on Tuesday as a result of allegations that he used his office to create favorable conditions for the sale of a mining company co-owned by his family.

Piñera’s impeachment in the lower house of the Chilean congress will now trigger a trial in the Senate, where lawmakers will determine whether to remove him from office. The Associated Press reported that the trial is unlikely to end in his removal, however, as the opposition party holds only 24 of the 29 necessary votes.

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