Guatemala Prosecutors Open Voting Boxes as Investigations Continue

15th September 2023

The special anti-corruption unit FECI opened an estimated 60 electoral boxes from Guatemala’s first round elections held in June. According to FECI boss Rafael Curruchiche, the raids were not in conjunction with cases against the incoming governmental party Semilla. The raids were signed off by Freddy Orellana, a district judge. Some critics have argued this is an overreach, others have called it a judicial coup.President Alejandro Giammattei and Bernardo Arevalo have begun the transition process with a tentative cabinet being named locally.

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