Constitutional Court Saves Guatemala’s Election, for now

14th July 2023

The second round of Guatemala’s election appears to be between Sandra Torres (UNE) and Bernardo Arevalo (Semilla). It took the intervention of the Constitutional Court to guarantee the process after the Ministerio Publico tried to have Semilla eliminated as an entity following allegations of fraud when setting the party up in 2019. Critics suggested this was a judicial overreach but it is a case that could return after the second round on 20th August.

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