The Constitutional Court of Guatemalathe Central American country’s highest court rejected an appeal from the businessman on Friday Carlos Pineda to participate in the presidential election on June 25.
The court’s decision was announced by the entity this Friday, putting Presidential poll leader Pineda out of contention as there are no further legal remedies.
The highest Guatemalan court ruled in its judgment that the appeal “is not in order” and thus eliminates the candidacy of the Prosperidad Ciudadana party.
The appeal was personally requested by Pineda at the Constitutional CourtGuatemala’s Supreme Court, accompanied by more than 2,000 followers in front of the entity’s facilities, in the center of the Central American country’s capital, on May 20.
Pineda was suspended from participating in the elections by decision announced on May 19 by the Sixth Chamber of the Administrative Court of the Guatemalan Judiciary.
The decision of the Chamber, provisional in nature, resulted from the fact that the party that welcomed Pineda Citizen prosperityallegedly incurred several irregularities when he held the meeting where all the candidates of said organization were declared.
The suit against Pineda’s party in the Judiciary was filed by the former presidential candidate Manuel Baldizón, convicted in the United States of money laundering and who lived in Guatemala for a few years after his deportation.
On May 2, a survey conducted by the firm ProDatos and published by the local newspaper Prensa Libre placed Pineda at the head of the electoral battle with 23.1% of intent to vote.
Guatemala’s general elections will be held on June 25 to determine the new president, vice president, 160 deputies from Congress, 20 from the Central American Parliament (Parlacen), and 340 municipal mayors for the period 2024-2028.
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