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Ecuador’s National Assembly rejects motion to impeach Guillermo Lasso over Pandora Papers

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The plenary of the National Assembly of Ecuador decided to deny on Tuesday (7) a motion calling for the dismissal of President Guillermo Lasso for his links to the Pandora Papers scandal. It limited itself to urge him to appear in the Chamber to answer the case.

The motion, which accused the center-right Lasso of possible infractions for having funds in tax havens, prohibited in regulation since 2017 for a presidential candidate, only obtained the support of 51 legislators, while 77 others voted against and seven abstained. At least 70 votes in favor were required . . .

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