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Philippines opposition lawmakers file impeachment complaint against Arroyo

[JURIST] Opposition lawmakers in the Philippines House of Representatives [official website] filed a petition Monday calling for the impeachment of Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo [BBC profile] for alleged bribery, graft, corruption, and human rights abuses. The impeachment complaint, which must be approved by the House of Representatives before the Philippines Senate can initiate a trial, is the second attempt by the opposition to impeach Arroyo this year. Opposition members have also accused government security forces of harassing and torturing alleged Communist guerrillas.

Since her election in 2004, Arroyo has overcome multiple impeachment efforts accusing Arroyo of rigging the presidential elections [JURIST reports] and corruption. The New York Times has more.

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