Honduran president denounces boycott by opponents in prosecutor election | News

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The president of Honduras, Xiomara Castro, indicated this Wednesday that opposition deputies are boycotting in the National Assembly the appointment as attorney general and deputy prosecutor of the two best evaluated candidates.


Honduran Congress suspends session to elect Attorney General

"The National Congress, made up of a majority of politicians who oppose my mandate, boycotts the appointment of the candidates best evaluated by the Opinion Commission, for attorney general and deputy as provided by the Constitution," Castro declared in a message on the social network. x.

The complaint by the Honduran head of state occurred after the election of the new prosecutors was postponed due to the lack of agreements between the main groups of the unicameral Parliament.

The president of Congress, Luis Redondo, reported in a message on the social network

"We continue with the extensive sessions with the different groups and congressmen to achieve the necessary consensus for the election of the new authorities of the Public Ministry," published Redondo.

This Wednesday's session was suspended in order to "give time to reach the necessary consensus" and elect the two prosecutors, Redondo said.

The new heads of the Public Ministry of Honduras must be elected by at least 86 of the 128 deputies that make up Parliament no later than this Thursday so that they take office as of September 1 for a period of five years.

The current attorney general of Honduras, Óscar Chinchilla, and his deputy, Daniel Sibrián, end their mandate this August 31.

The deputies reached an agreement in this Tuesday's session due to a lack of consensus between the Libre bench and the main opposition parties in Parliament, the National, Liberal and Salvador parties of Honduras.

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