Monday, June 5, 2023

Guatemala: the court leaves the candidate who leads the rejection from the presidential elections

GUATEMALA CITY – The Constitutional Court of Guatemala excluded from the presidential elections the candidate Carlos Pineda, who was the first in the preference of the voters according to the votes. Pineda is the third petitioner to be excluded from the electoral process.

In a press release, the court said on Friday that it rejected the appeals by Pineda, of the right-wing political party Prosperidad Ciudadana, against the ban requested by the CAMBIO party that alleged errors in the assembly in which the candidate was created.

“The Constitutional Court has ended the democracy of this country,” Pineda said in a statement by telephone to The Associated Press.

“The co-optation of the state, the corrupt leadership and the dictatorship prevailed, so that it is strange, as I perished,” explained the candidate. Less than a month before the elections – which will take place on June 25 – their participation is no longer possible.

“What I bet is that the last bastion of democracy is the people, asking for no vote and getting a majority, the elections can be repeated,” said Pineda.

The day before, the Court also revoked the registration of Roberto Arzú, another right-wing candidate who is running for the presidency, with the Central American country being the target of criticism that some organizations see as a risk in the unfair electoral process.

Guatemala received this Thursday the last two flights of migrants deported from the United States under Title 42.

The first party to leave the nation was the Movement for the Liberation of the Peoples, the left-wing force running Thelma Cabrera, who was denied registration by the electoral authorities for that reason as a coalition and vice-candidate. of the presidency, Jordán Rodas, lacked a document, by which it is certain that he had no relations with the state.

The European Union, the United States and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expressed their concern about the exclusion of candidates and asked the State of Guatemala to guarantee political rights, pluralism and participation under fair conditions in the electoral process.

Edmond Mulet is the fourth candidate who has a solution pending from the Constitutional Court. The prosecution demanded that the morning be investigated for the alleged campaign, because the candidate spoke out against the persecution of journalists.

If Mulet is also left out, who leads the poll with Pineda according to the votes, the beneficiaries would be the pro-government candidate Manuel Conde and the right-wing candidate Zury Ríos, the daughter of the former dictator Efraín Ríos Montt- and the former first lady. Sandra Torres

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