Tuesday, October 3, 2023

There is a risk of a coup in Guatemala

During the first session of the 78th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, held in New York in the United States, the President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula Da Silva, pointed out that this was the case in Guatemala “Danger of a coup.” The above-mentioned persons were elected President and Vice President-elect for the period 2024-2028 following the election of Bernardo Arévalo and Karin Herrera.

Faced with the political crisis that Guatemala is facing due to the legalization of the electoral process and the investigations carried out by the Ministry of State (MP) against actors linked to this process, the Brazilian President emphasized: “There is a risk of a coup in Guatemala that would prevent the winner of the democratic election from taking office.”

Lula Da Silva’s statement came in the context of the need to act for the good of the world population and support the resolution of conflicts, which are the most important for him. “It is worrying that old disputes remain and new threats are emerging and growing in strength,” for which he assured: “Conflict is an insult to human reason. Promoting a culture of peace is a duty for all of us and building that culture is the duty of all of us.”


Last Monday, September 18, the Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), Luis Almagro, submitted to the Permanent Council of this body a report on his recent visit to Guatemala, in which he highlighted the measures taken by the deputy, the seventh Criminal Court A and political units explain this “break the country’s institutions and constitution,” He emphasized actors who have the power to do so.

Almagro explained that the actions of the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Impunity (FECI), as well as other entities in the judicial sector, are aimed at replacing the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), which goes against the will of the people for judicial purposes and has a direct impact on the process .democratic, the Constitution and the best constitutional functioning.

During the presentation of his report, the Secretary General of the OAS explained that these entities want to replace the democratic order, which is why he considered it necessary to take measures for the common good, since there are various sectors that seek to harm the democratic process. .

MP lies to Almagro

The Secretary General of the OAS stated that during the meeting with the MP authorities, which was also attended by Rafael Curruchiche, head of the FECI, he was presented with a… “wrong data”, Because even though the information provided was timely and graphic, prosecutors tried to clarify it “Positions that are far from the truth, especially those that speak of intimidation.”

“A false fact was that Semilla does not want it to be investigated and the OAS does not want it to be investigated, it is wrong.” “Movimiento Semilla has no problems with the investigation, but it must be done within the framework of electoral justice and the matter must be dealt with by the FECI.” he showed.

Almagro pointed out that the FECI has no jurisdiction over electoral matters and therefore should not be given authority to do so “The country’s institutions and constitution are breaking”

BÚCARO points to a different reality

Guatemalan Foreign Minister Mario Búcaro stated that the report presented by Almagro reflects the commitment of the Guatemalan government and stated that the holding of the transition meetings between President Alejandro Giammattei and President-elect Bernardo Arévalo plays an important example of this.

“Guatemala has highlighted the full respect for the independence of authorities, the rule of law and the governance competence of the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE), a body that has always supported the executive body.” Bucaro said.

He also stressed that Giammattei emphasized that democracy had triumphed in Guatemala and that the separation of powers and the transition of power had been respected in the country.

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