A decision of the Superior Court of the District of Santa Marta seems to be a chance and for everyone to put the complex situation that is happening in the city on the road, to the point that almost a month after the election, it is not yet known . who will be the mayor who will be in charge.
According to the order of Judge Maryori Gil Acosta, dated this November 20, the Third Labor Decision Chamber of the Superior District Court ordered the CNE that, within 48 hours after the notification of the decision, the requests for the revocation of the registration that are about in The candidacy of Jorge Luis Agudelo Apreza has been resolved in substance.
As it was known at the time, Agudelo Apreza was sued before the CNE by many citizens who considered that the candidate then registered through a guardianship order to represent Fuerza Ciudadana was also disqualified, like Patricia Caicedo, because his Papa was listed as a candidate for Council in the same city.
Likewise, the citizens’ requests consider that Agudelo Apreza should not be a candidate since his registration on October 10, 2023, after September 29, when the maximum date of renewal of candidates has been- expired, so his registration is extemporaneous.
The CNE is now operational
Although the CNE had these cases filed, of which it claimed knowledge, they were ultimately not resolved.
He seemed to know Seguimiento.co the magistrates of the CNE chose to allow these proceedings to be ‘sheltered’, and for the Council of State to subsequently resolve them once Agudelo becomes mayor of the city.
However, due to all the uncertainties that have arisen, the Court today requested that the CNE study the cases and resolve once and for all whether Agudelo Apreza is disqualified or not.
Indeed, Seguimiento.co It is known an action taken today by the certifying magistrate in charge of Agudelo’s case, Cristian Ricardo Quiroz Romero, who issued an order in which he gathered all the revocation requests that burdened Agudelo.
In total there were 6 revocation requests, led by the complainants Miguel Martínez Olano and Hernando Zabaleta Echeverry, who were the first to submit the revocation requests.
In the action of the CNE, the magistrate ordered that all these requests be gathered and also recognized Donaldo Duica Granados as the lawyer who will defend the interests of Jorge Agudelo.
Is it not the magistrate who decides but the CNE?
The Court’s order announced this Monday came from Judge Maryori Gil Acosta, who is the same judge who has in his hands the challenge of the controversial guardianship that ordered the registration of Jorge Agudelo.
With this, it appears that the magistrate ‘passed the money’ from Jorge Agudelo to the CNE itself, and that, considering the meaning of the resolution issued by this electoral authority, the magistrate may follow it.