Guatemala’s Supreme Court on Wednesday said Congress would decide whether to strip President Otto Perez of his immunity from prosecution to face investigation over corruption scandals that have battered his government.
The Supreme Court accepted opposition lawmaker Amilcar Pop’s motion to remove Perez’s immunity, passing it to Congress to examine if there were grounds for doing so.
If granted, the petition would be unprecedented in the modern history of the Central American nation. Perez’s right-wing Patriot Party does not have a majority in Congress.
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