Guatemalan Supreme Court approves impeachment of President Molina
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Yesterday in Guatemala, the approved the attorney general's request to impeach President .
The final decision on lifting Presidential immunity now falls to ((en)) English language: The Line which has seen Vice President arrested and charged with fraud and receiving bribes. Prosecutors allege Baldetti and Molina between them received half of all bribes in the case.. The case relates to a corruption scandal known locally as La Linea
Congress previously refused to impeach Molina but the investigation has since broadened, with ministerial resignations. Molina, however, has stood firm in the face of widespread popular protests demanding he leave office. Elections are scheduled for September 6.
The Social and Popular Assembly, formed during protests in recent months, allege violations of electoral law by many parties, and want an electoral commission crackdown. One member organisation, the Committee for Campesino Unity, wants a delay until elections are reformed. They also seek a new constitution.
Molina is accused of conspiring to corruptly divert customs funds. He denies any misconduct.
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