By 66 votes in favor, 21 against and 14 abstentions, the national representation gave the green light to the previous question presented by legislators Karol Paredes and Diego Bazán.
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The situation of the Ethics Commission has not yet been defined after an attempt by a faction of the Popular Action bloc to replace Karol Paredes. (Photo: Congress)
The Plenary Session of the Congress of the Republicapproved this Thursday that the Constitution Commission issue an advisory opinion on the changes of members and the presidency of the Parliamentary Ethics Commission.
By 66 votes in favor, 21 against and 14 abstentions, the national representation gave the green light to the previous question presented by the legislators Karol Paredes (Popular Action) and Diego Bazán (Avanza País).
The request was submitted after the Popular Action bench reported on September 8 that José Arriola would be the replacement for Karol Paredes on the Ethics Commission, which he has chaired since August 2021, despite that the regulations of that State power stipulate that the presidency of said working group lasts 2 years.
In an official letter sent last Tuesday, the 6th of this month, to the senior official of Parliament, José Cevasco, the spokesman for the Lampa party bench, Elvis Vergara, announced the names of his three representatives on the commission.
In this way, the names of Luis Aragón Carreño and Wilson Soto Palacios are added to Arriola Tueros. Likewise, it is pointed out that Paredes Fonseca has done a “positive and respectable” job as president of the Ethics Committee, for which she appreciates her “dedication and commitment” .
It should be noted that on August 31, the Board of Spokespersons of Congress agreed to increase the number of members of the Ethics Commission, which went from 17 to 25 members, due to the increase in the number of benches.
This is the second attempt to remove Karol Paredes from the Ethics Commission. In another official letter sent on August 11, his replacement by Raúl Doroteo had been announced. Subsequently, the measure was put on hold.