Chile Senate rejects impeachment bid against Pinera


Reuters | Updated: 17-11-2021 04:58 IST | Created: 17-11-2021 04:58 IST
Chile Senate rejects impeachment bid against Pinera

Chile's Senate on Tuesday voted against removing President Sebastian Pinera from office, ending an impeachment process that had successfully passed a lower house vote last week over alleged irregularities in the sale of a mining company.

The Senate vote fell short of a two-thirds majority needed in order to oust Pinera, who is set to leave office regardless in March next year. Chileans will vote in presidential elections on Sunday, a vote in which Pinera is not eligible to run.

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