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Fri Nov 19, 2021, 12:04 PM

Chile's Pinera survives impeachment motion on Pandora Papers

Chile’s billionaire President Sebastián Piñera dodged an impeachment motion brought after the Pandora Papers revealed a potential conflict of interest in his family’s sale of a mining project stake.

The senate’s support for the motion reached 24 votes on Tuesday, short of the two-thirds - or 29 votes - needed to impeach a head of state.

The move clears the way for Piñera to finish his term, which ends in March.

At: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-11-16/chile-s-pinera-has-votes-to-avoid-impeachment-session-on-going-kw2qfmve

"The suspect who sold Chile cheap": A protester holds up a sign against Chilean President Sebastián Piñera in front of Chile's Congress on Tuesday.

Piñera, who was found in October's Pandora Papers revelations to have illegally sold a $150 million stake in a mining company using a British Virgin Islands cutout in order to avoid Chilean taxes, narrowly survived impeachment.

His four-year term ends in March.

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Judi Lynn Nov 2021 #1

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Fri Nov 19, 2021, 01:42 PM

1. Horrible! He shouldn't take too much satisfaction from this.

Thanks for the news, peppertree.

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