Naranjo intended to read the 1300 pages of the accusatory libel a strategy with which he sought to extend the session until Tuesday with the aim that the deputy Giorgio Jackson in preventive quarantine for being close contact with Gabriel Boric would fulfill his time of confinement in order to reach Congress in the early morning and vote the constitutional accusation against the President thus obtaining the 78 votes necessary for its approval.
Wearing a mask and drinking water the PS parliamentarian was flanked by the deputies Carmen Hertz Marisela Santibáñez Maya Fernández and Camila Vallejo.
Another curious fact that occurred in the session was when the deputy and doctor Juan Luis Castro checked his state of health when he had been speaking for more than five hours.
He has been talking for five and a half hours he has eaten some cereals water I took his vital signs he has a normal heart rate of 70 and a 148 blood pressure it is within the normal range a healthy person and therefore it is fine I am going to continue attentive because he asked me to be close said Castro.
And after 15 hours of exposure Deputy Jackson arrived at the Congress in Valparaíso after 0100 in the morning thus fulfilling the proposed objective of gathering the necessary votes to approve the constitutional indictment.
With this the opposition managed to give a signal of unity two weeks before the first round of the presidential election.
The miscalculation of the ruling party by not opening to the change of date of the accusation and not allowing the telematic vote made all eyes were on the more than 14 hours of intervention of the deputy Naranjo who was the first trend on Twitter for several hours and who was seen surrounded by several opposition parliamentarians.
At the end of his speech in Congress Naranjo tweeted After this long presentation that I have made to guarantee that we have the votes to approve the constitutional impeachment I want to bear witness that this Parliament is capable of putting an end to the abuses.
But the truth is that the uncertainty remains since in an unexpected move President Piñeras lawyer Jorge Gálvez began the defense of the President against the constitutional accusation It is believed that his intervention could last until 1000 AM.
With what we have experienced today and the way in which the accusation was prepared improvised for the purpose of locating its discussion a few days before an election how can we not understand that politics is an activity that has a bad reputation he said.
Although the main protagonist of the film was Jaime Naranjo deputy Giorgio Jackson RD who from the beginning was the basis of Naranjos strategy because it was the 78th vote the magic number to approve the accusation Through a video on social networks.
Jackson himself confirmed that he would be in the Chamber Today is my last day of quarantine so I am fully available to fulfill my parliamentary work when this quarantine ends he announced on Monday
Before the parliamentarian justified the libel and pointed out that this constitutional accusation is about ending the impunity of a President who has time and again put personal and economic interests above those of the country and the environment to end the impunity of a President charged today by the courts for possible crimes of bribery and incompatible negotiation.
Jorge Sabags arrival in Congress was not without controversy The deputy DC entered the Chamber with the pending result of a PCR test since the parliamentarian himself stated that he had had symptoms that could be associated with covid-19.
The situation generated annoyance in the ruling party Deputy Luciano CruzCoke said that what we would like to know is if the health authority has had contact with Deputy Sabag to know what is the status of that PCR that he would have done
It seems to me that it is an enormous irresponsibility to expose the people who work in this building to a possible contagion of covid19 added the parliamentarian.
I call on the congressional table to take all the necessary measures so that Deputy Sabag hopefully can first certify that he is in perfect health conditions before entering to broadcast or join the hemicycle Deputy Evópoli closed.
For his part the UDI deputy Juan Antonio Coloma pointed out that it is extremely serious that a parliamentarian intends to break the law who believes that he cannot comply with the legal quarantines.
It seems very serious to us that between cocks and midnight hidden from Parliament and for this reason we will not only request the due sanitary summary but we also make a public call to understand that what happens in Parliament is to skip the law complemented Coloma.
Likewise Deputy Andrés Longton said that it is unpresentable that a deputy of the Republic is beyond the health protocols that any citizen in Chile.
Lastly the deputy Diego Schalper spoke Deputy Sabag nobody is above the law Deputy Ascencio you are not above the law either and what you did today at the entrance to make a ruse to circumvent a sanitary control is break the law and I hold you responsible in advance if ultimately this person suffers from a disease that affects the rest I hold you responsible for that situation.
The presidential candidates did not turn a blind eye to this marathon day in Congress On the right Sebastián Sichel described the situation as a comedy of the absurd 1300 leaves 13 hours speaking Democracy is serious This by deputy Naranjo and the left is a comedy of the absurd he said adding that he will offer a barbecue for those who are capable of listening to the 1300 leaves.
Meanwhile the candidate José Antonio Kast reacted on Twitter pointing out that it is another sad spectacle in the National Congress The usual bad politicians destroying the little and nothing that remains of the countrys institutional framework This is the unstable Chile that Gabriel Boric and company promote.
In a different tone the presidential standardbearers of the opposition pointed to the bottom of the libel against the President and squared their approval.
In this context candidate Gabriel Boric said that a President who evades taxes and devastates nature cannot go unpunished The ruling party refused options for a remote vote but I hope for the good of Chile that this accusation be approved and it goes to the Senate.
Without referring to the commented intervention of deputy Jaime Naranjo Senator Yasna Provoste argued that it is necessary to review the background very carefully In his opinion it is a shame for our country and the accusation must be reviewed with the utmost seriousness.