The opposition gave date to the filing of the constitutional indictment against the Minister of Education, Marcela Cubillos. While they were expected to enter for this Thursday, they will ultimately do so on September 5.
«We have agreed as an opposition, cross-cuttingly and jointly, to present the constitutional indictment against Minister Cubillos on Thursday, September 5,» said the head of the PPD bench, Ricardo Celis. With the new schedule, the five members of the committee that will first analyze the libel will be drawn that day, which would only be seen in the room in the first week of October.
The indictment requires 10 signatures to be filed and will be backed by the entire former New Majority, including the Christian Democracy (DC) or at least the head of the Lalangist deputies bench, Gabriel Ascencio.
«I would like to say that (that there is a majority support of the bench), but let us also think that each of the Members will have to read it, he is going to have to think about it. Now it’s a significant fact that the head of the bench ends up signing the indictment and I think for now we can stay on that fact,» he said.
From the Broad Front, although they were mentioned by Celis as part of the signatories of the libel, they reiterated the same position on Tuesday that they will first study the document before making a decision.
According to MEP Camila Rojas (Common), they will review the document and «if we believe there are strong arguments, make additions. So far we haven’t seen it, so we can’t say if we’re going to sign it no.»
According to a five-part draft of the indictment with the legal arguments against Minister Cubillos, the libel first contemplates «infringement of the Constitution and laws specifically in relation to the violation of the principle of probity in its dimension of lack of truthfulness»; secondly, it accuses non-compliance with «respect and protection of private life and personal data», for the mass sending of emails from the portfolio to proxys, in defense of the Fair Admission bill.
A third point relates to «not exercising permanent hierarchical control over the bodies under its dependence for proper implementation» of the law that created the new Public Education System.
Finally, it is included to have left «without implementation, by default, the laws on budgetary implementation in the field of local education services» and deficit in the implementation of the law 21,091 on higher education and 21,094 on universities of the State.