Salvadoran Congress is about to revoke the constitutional privilege of immunity to ARENA deputy Norman Quijano

The Legislative Assembly will hold extraordinary sessions today to revoke the constitutional privilege of immunity to Norman Quijano. — ARENA deputy for the Central American Parliament, PARLACEN.

Only 43 votes are needed to revoke the constitutional privilege, «simple majority»; that is. Nuevas Ideas deputies announced their votes are for revocation. GANA, PCN political parties have confirmed their support as well.

This is the second time that Quijano has faced a preliminary ruling; the previous legislature pardoned him for lack of votes.

Both preliminary trials have been for Quijano to face the courts for the crimes of electoral fraud and gang negotiations.

According to the prosecution, Quijano offered economic and social benefits to criminal structures in exchange for being elected president of the republic in 2014.