Abrego formally protests Varela allowance of (SPI) into Legislative Palace during session
- By : Panama Now
- Category : Politics
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The president of the National Assembly, Yanibel Ábrego , sent a letter of protest to the President of the Republic, Juan Carlos Varela , on the afternoon of Thursday, January 3, for the entrance of members of the Institutional Protection Service (SPI) to the facilities of the Legislative Palace during the installation of the fifth period of ordinary sessions.
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Ábrego formally reiterated to Varela his “repudiation and rejection” of what happened on January 2, when the Legislative Branch “was besieged by members of security forces, a situation that, to our understanding and that of many jurists, affects independence with that the powers of the State must act and undermines the autonomy that this Legislative Body has, by constitutional and legal mandate “.
He said in the letter that the internal facilities of the Assembly “were invaded without our authorization, by sectors of State security, said Service of Institutional Protection and National Police, also armed, which constitutes a breach of the legal order that prevails in this institution. ”