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The president has not yet applied to register as a presidential candidate with the TSE.



The president has not yet registered as a candidate. The deadline is October 26th. / Presidency

The president has not yet registered as a candidate. The deadline is October 26th. / Presidency

President of the Republic Nayib Bukele has not yet made public his request to register with the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) as the presidential candidate of the Nuevas Ideas party. The legal deadline expires on October 26th.

The President of El Salvador must submit the registration request to the general secretary of the electoral body so that a magistrate can consider and decide whether to grant or deny the registration. The justices indicated that four out of five votes were required for registration.

Because I don’t know if he did it or not, but if he did, I believe he would do it quietly, knowing that protests would start. ”
Luis Parada
Northern Territory presidential candidate

The Constitutional Council, appointed on May 1, 2021 by Nuevas Ideas and its allies, reinterpreted the concept of “replacement” and designated the immediate period from 2024 to 2029 as chaired by Salvador Sánchez Cerén. He supported the president’s re-election by holding the office from 2014 to 2019. .

In response to the ruling, TSE President Dora Martínez de Barahona and Judges Noel Orellana, Guillermo Wellman and Ruben Meléndez issued a statement saying that the court’s ruling was “strictly complied with” and that President Bukele should He argued that it should be registered. Meanwhile, Judge Julio Olivo announced that he would vote in accordance with the Republic’s constitution.

The constitution is clear and sets out guidelines for citizen participation. “Those who are lawful are lawful, and those who are unlawful are unlawful.”
Joel Sanchez
arena presidential candidate

License or retirement?

The resolution stipulates that a president must apply for leave six months before the start of a new presidential term to run. It further argues that it is “illegal” to encourage re-election for a period exceeding 10 years. The ruling was based on arguments that the Constitution no longer responds to the needs of the people and defined it as “unduely restrictive.”

But in July, Nuevas Idea leader Cristian Guevara declared: “He[Bukele]intends to resign in December and we will appoint a presidential appointee.” So far, no presidential appointees have been appointed, and it is unclear whether the president will request a six-month leave, as indicated by the Chamber of Commerce, or resign from office.

Regardless of the court’s decision, there is no way to justify resignation, as the Constitution requires only two reasons. ”
Manuel “El Chino” Flores
FMLN presidential candidate

They will start “protests”.

Luis Parada, Nuestro Tiempo’s presidential candidate, told Diario El Mundo that “it is clear that the constitution prohibits the president from even running as a candidate” and that if this were to happen “it would be a violation of the constitution”. “This is a request,” he said.

Parada said he truly “doesn’t know if he did it” and believes that “if he was going to do it, he would have known it the moment he submitted his registration application and would have done it quietly.” Because it is. He intends to start a period of protests. ”

Candidate Nuestro Tiempo stressed that the president has an obligation to propose presidential appointees, calling it “irresponsible” not to do so yet. He warned that without a president, the country would become “ungovernable.”

“Anything that stems from that illegality is illegal. So for me, there is no reason for actions based on desire.”
Annabelle Bellosso
FMLN deputy

Anabel Berosso, deputy head of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), said: “Everything that stems from this illegal act is illegal and therefore for me there is no reason to take any action related to this desire.” I said no.

FMLN presidential candidate Manuel “El Chino” Flores declared: “Regardless of the court’s decision, there is no way to justify my resignation.”

Joel Sánchez, presidential candidate for the Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena), reiterated that “the constitution is clear and sets guidelines for people to participate.” He declared, “What is legal is legal and what is illegal is illegal.”

What does the Constitutional Council say?

1.- Reinterpretation of substitutability

The court reinterpreted the substitution and determined that the immediately preceding period belonged to Salvador Sánchez Cerén.

2.- 6 month license
The ruling stipulates that President Bukele must apply for a six-month leave before the start of his presidential term.

3.- Fraudulent re-election
The resolution is considered “illegal” because it promotes the president’s re-election for more than 10 years, or more than two terms.

Source: Diario Elmundo

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