The Senate Constitution Committee will meet this Tuesday afternoon to file the complaint made by the Montevidean mayors – which would end in impeachment with the aim of achieving their dismissal – to Mayor Carolina Cosse.
A week ago, both the ruling party and the Broad Front reached an agreement, which until then was informal, that it is not appropriate to impeach the mayor of Montevideo, Carolina Cosse, for her recurrent refusals to respond to requests for reports.
The official National Party will not accompany the dismissal because it considers that it was a very delicate situation, while the broad fronta force to which Cosse belongs, pointed out that the different political forces understand that “the legal grounds are not given to go ahead with the political trial.”
The request for impeachment had been promoted by councilors of the Departmental Board on October 31 of last year, after the mayor of Montevideo refused to respond to some requests for reports that were made. In late March, coalition lawmakers voted to review it.
In her defense, which she presented in writing, Carolina Cosse denied that there was “a systemic lack of answers” for his part, as the councilors had accused, and assured that those who summoned it seek “his dismissal”.
For Cosse, the call of the ediles, who rely on article 285 of the Constitution, “does not verify the normative assumption that requires the personal appearance of the mayor or the mayor”, so that “there was no fault”, or “serious violation of the Constitution”.
According to the mayor of Montevideo, the promotion of the current impeachment trial is “based” on “attacking and undermining” her management, something that, in her opinion, “is absolutely inappropriate, wrong, and at the same time irresponsible” by the actors who participate in it.