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USA: Honest candidates advancing to CC are vital


Jon E. Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the US Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs Photo screenshot of interview for Voice of America.

By Grecia Ortíz
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Given the proximity of the election of the new magistrates of the Constitutional Court (CC), Jon E. Piechowski, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs of the United States, assured that they are closely following the process and They believe that it is vital that people who advance are honest.

Piechowski, in his presentation, highlighted the importance of having strong institutions to end corruption and impunity, in that context he referred to the case of Guatemala.

“Corruption and impunity affect the lives of thousands of Guatemalans who see the need to leave the country to seek a better future, I believe we know that the Constitutional Court of the country is very important in the rule of law and in the Guatemalan Governance ”, he mentioned.

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At the same time, he said that “we have already been saying that it is vital that the candidates who advance to the Court be honest people, because I believe that the role they will play is of such high importance for Guatemala and also for the United States.”

Finally, he stated that they view the process with great interest and how it continues to develop.

This is not the first time that a US official has emphasized that they closely follow the selection of magistrates to the CC, since in recent days other high-ranking officials within the State Department have already done so.

The Congress of the Republic, Supreme Court of Justice, Higher University Council and the College of Lawyers and Notaries of Guatemala, develop activities for the appointment of a titular magistrate and an alternate to the CC; President Alejandro Giammattei is expected to do so in the Council of Ministers.

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