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Supporters of the Movement for the Liberation of the Peoples (MLP) party and the Peasant Development Committee (Codeca) demand the registration of the presidential formula for this year's general elections, by blocking several highways in Guatemala, after the authorities Electoral voters refused to allow him to participate in the elections.


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"At the moment there is no passage in at least four points from 06:30 a.m., the closures affect both directions of the highways," said Samy Gómez, assistant spokesperson for the General Directorate of Road Safety and Protection (Provial).

"Monitoring is maintained in different places to confirm if there are more blockades," Gómez added regarding the protests in favor of the MLP presidential candidate, Thelma Cabrera, and her vice-presidential candidate, Jordán Rodas.

The protesters demand the registration of Thelma Cabrera and Jordán Rodas as MLP presidential couple, after the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) decided to reject them.

The 2023 general elections will be held in Guatemala on Sunday, June 25, 2023 to elect the President of the Republic and Vice President, 160 deputies to Congress, 340 municipal corporations and 20 deputies to the Central American Parliament.

The community bases and supporters of the MLP demand that Guatemalan businessmen speak out against the electoral fraud that the Supreme Electoral Tribunal is plotting, according to a protester in front of the Chamber of Industry facilities.

Supporters of the political organization took to the streets after the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) did not grant a provisional amparo that sought to annul the resolution of the Citizens' Registry that declared the participation of the applicants inadmissible.

Given the judges' ruling, the former Human Rights attorney announced that the political group will appeal directly to the Constitutional Court (CC).

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