The deputy for Nuevas Ideas before the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), Carlos Hernández, sent a letter to the board of directors of this regional institution requesting that the situation of Norman Quijano, who had already been impeached by the Salvadoran Congress and is being claimed by the justice system, be reviewed.
He pointed out that it is important that the plenary session of Parlacen know that Quijano was impeached by the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador and that a criminal proceeding has already been initiated against him, for which his status as deputy before Parlacen is no longer valid and he must return to the country to face justice.
“I asked the Board of Directors of PARLACEN to comply with the Constitution of the Republic of El Salvador and to inform the plenary session of the situation of deputy Norman Quijano, who was disbarred by the @AsambleaSV and is facing criminal proceedings before the Salvadoran justice system. Quijano’s actions in the commissions and plenary sessions of the PARLACEN, are illegal” said Hernández from his Twitter account.
Quijano is accused by the Public Ministry of having sat down to negotiate with the heads of the Mara Salvatrucha and the factions of the 18th gang, prison benefits and the delivery of $100,000 that was distributed among the three groups. The MS received $50,000 and the two sides of the 18 received $25,000 each.
That pact with the gangs took place in the framework of the second round of the 2014 presidential elections, elections that Quijano lost to his main contender, also a fugitive, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, prosecuted for corruption crimes that he committed in the government of Mauricio Funes. Both former presidents, asylum seekers in Nicaragua, came to power under the banner of the FMLN.