The President of the Justice Commission, Public Ministry and Legal Defense of the State, Andrés Flores, said today that before the height of his legislative administration in November, it will be the next parliamentary authorities to deal with the indicting proposals against former President Jeanine Añez.
“We would like to announce that our management is ending, we only have one year to chair the commissions, so new authorities will be changed in November. I believe that the next government will deal carefully with the question of the liability procedure (against Jeanine Añez), ”declared the legislature.
There are four proposals against Añez in the Legislative Assembly’s Joint Commission for Greater Justice, pending possible treatment. The latter has to do with the so-called massacres of Senkata (El Alto) and Sacaba (Cochabamba) in 2019, in which at least 20 people were killed.
The other complaints relate to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) loan approved by the transitional government without legislative approval; the illegal extension of the Fundempresa concession by means of a supreme decree; and the passing of a decree against freedom of expression.
Flores’ position is in line with that of Justice Minister Iván Lima, who believed that the proceedings against Añez should be dealt with by the next legislature due to the change in the legislative administration in November. Meanwhile, the national government announced a fifth charge against the former president for the crimes of torture, humiliation and persecution committed during the de facto regime.