Facade of the Constitutional Court of Guatemala.
Guatemala’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday of this week forwarded to the Supreme Court the protections for the records of the Public Ministry offered by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).
Since the amparo was filed contrary to the decision of First Criminal Case Judge Freddy Orellana, who authorized the search, the judges sent it to the Supreme Court “on the basis of jurisdiction” to designate an appellate court. decided to do so.
The decision comes after the top election authority filed a lawsuit seeking protection of records conducted at the Center for Electoral Process Operations (COPE), where officials released minutes and began counting some ballots. It was conducted.
The public prosecutor’s office issued a statement explaining that the act not only does not violate the TSE’s authority and does not change the administration of voting, but is also protected by the country’s criminal law.
“The procedures that are being followed following the election do not represent a recount of votes, change of votes, questioning of the election results, nor does it constitute a violation of the will of the people, as stated by third parties,” he said. was justified in the explanation. Social Network X, formerly Twitter.
In that sense, the public prosecutor’s office has not violated the constitutional order by following the judge’s order, and the investigation will “continue.”
Finally, he justified his efforts as “a fundamental pillar for preserving democracy and ensuring the faithful performance of the functions of each state institution.”
Amid political and judicial litigation over the consolidation of the results of the last presidential election won by leftist Bernardo Arevalo, the Guatemalan public prosecutor’s office opened a new investigation at the TSE facility on Tuesday.
Following the registration, Arevalo announced that he and outgoing President Alejandro Giammattei would suspend participation in the transition process and called for the resignation of Attorney General Consuelo Porras, Prosecutor Rafael Crusice, and Judge Freddy Orellana.
Since Semira’s surprising performance in the first round of elections on June 25, compared to poll expectations, Guatemala’s Ministry of Public Affairs has issued a number of documents invalidating the results and making political formation illegal. These actions have been condemned by the international community. community.