Chile Chamber of Deputies approves impeachment trial of Piñera

The Pandora Papers alleged irregularities in the sale of Minera Dominga by a company owned by Piñera's children in the British Virgin Islands to a close friend of the presidential family, just nine months after he took office in his first non-consecutive term (2010-2014).

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Chile's Chamber of Deputies approved on Tuesday an impeachment trial to remove the country's president, conservative Sebastián Piñera, for alleged irregularities in the sale of a controversial mining project.

After a marathon parliamentary session of almost 24 hours, the deputies resolved by 78 votes in favor, 67 against, and three abstentions that the impeachment proceedings to the Senate, the body that will be in charge of judging the president for the scandal revealed in the investigation of Pandora's papers.

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