Ecuador parliament removes a vice-president after allegations of corruption

The legislative decision against Bella Jiménez came during a fierce debate has arisen in the country about the President of the Republic, Guillermo Lasso, mentioned in the so-called Pandora Papers, who is being investigated in the National Assembly.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The National Assembly (Parliament) of Ecuador dismissed this Tuesday (12) lawmaker Bella Jimenez, the second vice president of the Legislative, accused of having processed public positions in exchange for money, which she denies.

With the vote of 131 of the 132 legislators present in tonight's plenary session, the Assembly accepted a report of an Ethics Committee of the Assembly that recommended the dismissal for violating Article 127 of the Constitution of the State, which determines the causes for losing the position of assembly member.

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