Chile's Congress rejects move to impeach President Pinera over rights abuses

 Chiles Congress rejects move to impeach President Pinera over rights abuses

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean lawmakers voted on Thursday to reject a move to impeach President Sebastian Pinera over allegations that he had failed to prevent human rights abuses over weeks of protests.

Lawmakers tossed the motion out on grounds that it did not meet the Constitutional threshold for ousting a sitting president.

(Reporting by Dave Sherwood; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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Updated Date: Dec 13, 2019 04:11:01 IST