Argentina and Brazil call to respect popular will in Guatemala | News

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The governments of Argentina and Brazil issued pronouncements regarding the situation in Guatemala after court rulings suspended the officialization of the results of the June 25 general elections.


They take action against a judge who prevents the electoral result from being made official in Guatemala

In this sense, President Alejandro Giammattei published a statement stating that there is a "misinformation campaign" whose objective would be to "generate confusion and misinformation."

In addition, he added that he will be respectful of the constitutional term for which he was elected as president of the republic, which ends on January 14, 2024.

The president also reiterated his call for the second round of elections, scheduled for August 20, "to take place on the date established by law."

In this regard, Sandra Torres and Bernardo Arévalo, presidential candidates for the National Unity of Hope (UNE) and Movimiento Semilla, called this Sunday on the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) to make official the results of the elections on June 25, since that this does not allow them to start the electoral campaign.

Recently, the Government of Argentina indicated that it is closely following the electoral process in Guatemala, and reiterated its commitment to the protection of democratic institutions in the region, "emphasizing the need to have fair and transparent electoral processes."

He stressed the importance of respecting the popular will expressed at the polls and is confident that the second round of elections can be held according to the originally scheduled deadlines.

For its part, Guatemala insisted on respect for its sovereignty and institutionality after Argentina pointed out the importance of abiding by the will expressed by Guatemalans at the polls on June 25.

Brazil also reported that it is closely following the review of the results of the presidential elections on June 25 in Guatemala and that it agrees with the OAS observer mission that any isolated irregularities reported in the elections do not compromise the results of the polls.

"The Brazilian government is closely following the electoral process in progress in Guatemala, especially the consequences of the decision of the Constitutional Court and the resolution of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal that determined the revision of the counting of the votes of the first round of the elections. elections by the electoral boards," the foreign ministry reported in a statement.

The Constitutional Court of Guatemala, the country's highest court, suspended the officialization of the electoral results last Saturday, July 1, until complaints of alleged irregularities raised by nine political parties are investigated.

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