The spokesman for the Caesar Alianza Para el Progreso, César Vásquez, announced on Wednesday that Legislator Benicio Ríos was suspended from that group until his legal situation was resolved.
In the statement it is one RPP News, the parliamentarian noted that the APP had a meeting the last Tuesday in which Rios was given the opportunity to explain why he was absent.
"Yesterday we met and after a debate and presentation of the congressman to whom we gave him the opportunity to present his arguments and the reasons why he was absent and his real problem from a legal point of view.The majority of the members of the APP We have decided to suspend Ríos while clarifying its legal situation. "
Vasquez He explained that the parliamentarian with the suspension is not able to participate in the meetings and decision-making of the bank. He said, however, that his participation in committees can not be taken away from him, because this is a faculty that is the Congressional Regulation for parliamentarians.
"What this decision means is that he will simply not be able to take part in the decisions and in the meetings of the bank branch, where they have to agree on positions on certain issues. and the representation in the committees can not be stopped because he is still a congressman. As long as they do not raise the parliamentary immunity and challenge him, he remains a congressman and the regulations of the Congress it forces the congressmen to have at least one committee, so that we can not prevent this privilege. "
They do not protect
With regard to a possible suspension to Rios Parliament, the Congressman, noticed that since then APP they will demand speed in the process of removing immunity and are assured that they are not trying to protect someone.
"Beware, we are going to demand that speed and it is also good to make clear to the public that the final decision of Alliance for Progress it is not to protect someone and not at all to have a colleague from Congress try to unleash the right. & # 39;