The judge leaves it to the TCP to define whether Áñez is dealt with in the normal way or by assessing accountability

The Fourth Criminal Chamber of La Paz decided to leave it to the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP) to decide whether or not former President Jeanine Áñez in the event of an alleged illegal appointment of the manager of the Bolivian Company of Food (EBA) as President of the State was.

The information was given to Erbol by Añez’s lawyer Luis Guillén, who said the decision was communicated at the hearing on Monday.

“The Fourth Criminal Chamber yesterday notified the negotiating parties with a reasoned decision that forwards the history of this process through a specific constitutional complaint to the plurinational Constitutional Court so that the jurisdiction either in the ordinary way or a judgment on the responsibilities for this process,” said the lawyer .

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In this case, the public prosecutor has already indicted Añez and requested that he be in preventive detention for six months.

In the first instance, Judge Claudia Castro (now a member) refused to allow the case to be brought to court. The case went to the Salta Cuarta Penal, which in turn referred it to the TCP.

The attorney Guillén applauded the determination to refer the case to the TCP. He pointed out that the Constitutional Court should usually rule within 30 days, but these deadlines are usually not met.

Añez is already being dealt with quite normally in the so-called “coups d’état I and II” because she has been accused of events prior to her term of office as president. There are also other accountability assessment methods, such as Senkata-Sacaba, which relate to events that occurred when she was acting as an agent.

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