Natal confirms that Romero went into hiding to avoid being summoned, and analyzes the next steps
Former San Juan Mayor candidate for the Movement for the Victory of Citizens (MVC), Manuel Natal Albilo, responded against the ruling of first instance court in his lawsuit challenging Miguel Romero’s election.
According to the court’s decision, the lawsuit was rejected for “breaching the term of jurisdiction stipulated in the election law” for a period of five days to summon an contested candidate.
However, Natal expressed on social media about Romero’s hiding “to avoid a summons” and that “despite this, we delivered a copy of the case and the attachments to his hand in front of his home, within 5 days specified” in the election law. All of this is detailed in an affidavit from the summons. “
On January 21, Romero filed an application with the court alleging that it had not been submitted on time as required by the election law.
“In violation of the provisions of the election law, Romero claimed, without taking the oath, that he was not informed on time. The court rejected the lawsuit. On these grounds, a contesting candidate can board a plane and wait 5 days to avoid a response,” the representative continued. the previous.
According to Natal, the court’s decision was “incorrect and contradictory.” Then “this applies in terms of the rules of civil procedure for the summons, but not to the calculation of the term summons.”
The former candidate concluded by confirming that he is evaluating the next steps to be followed with his legal representative.
In violation of provisions of the election law, Romero claimed, without oath, that he had not been extradited on time. The court rejected the lawsuit. On these grounds, a competing candidate can board a plane and wait 5 days to avoid a response.
Manuel Natal Albilo (@manuelnatal) January 29, 2021