The government rejects the reactions of the international community that see a change in the constitutional system

The government rejects the reactions of the international community that see a change in the constitutional system
President Alejandro Giamatti. Photo: X/Alejandro Giamatti.

In a statement, the Government of Guatemala expressed its “strong rejection of the hasty statements of some actors in the international community regarding actions that, according to their statements, could represent a change in the constitutional order.”

In addition, he called on the international community to exercise caution before issuing statements that would generate internal polarization, and also to verify the government’s political will to commit to the transitional phase and the transition of presidential leadership.

He reiterates that there is no measure in the country that can prevent all elected authorities from assuming their positions, and at the same time expresses absolute respect for the political constitution and one of its basic pillars, such as the transfer of power.

Respect the results

He also expressed his respect for the results officially announced by the Supreme Electoral Court for the presidential duo, 340 mayors and 160 elected representatives.

This explains that the training process has already begun with 340 municipal institutions in coordination with the Comptroller General of Accounts (CGC), the Secretariat for Executive Coordination of the Presidency (SCEP) and the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP). and the National Association of Municipalities (ANAM).

In addition, it is noteworthy that after the official announcement of the results of the 2023 general elections, a transparent, systematic and orderly transition process was undertaken that sought to ensure adherence to the principle of rotation of powers.

Finally, it is read that this process had the supervision and support of the Organization of American States (OAS), which concluded with the delivery of the final report on the government transition on December 6, an event attended by Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS.

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