In a press release, the German embassy called on the government and the Legislative Council to respect the constitution of the republic and ensure the division of powers.
The Embassy of the German Republic in El Salvador issued a press release regarding the events that occurred on May 1 in the country, when lawmakers of the ruling party in the Legislative Assembly beat the Supreme Court of Justice (CSJ) and dismissed the Magistrates. The Constitutional Chamber.
Faced with this situation, the Minister of State at the German Federal Foreign Ministry, Nils Annen, since May 2, expressed his feeling “disturbed by what happened in El Salvador,” at the same time calling on the government and the Legislative Council respecting the constitution of the republic and ensuring the division of powers.
The statement, which was approved by the German ambassador in San Salvador, Dr. Peter West, confirms that the diplomatic representation of Germany agrees and forms part of the declaration made by the representative of the European Union (EU) at the meeting between the diplomatic corps and the Salvadoran President, Najib Bukele, on May 3. , It was broadcast on the national network on Tuesday 4.
At that meeting, Andrew Basols, the European Union’s ambassador to the country, emphasized that the dismissal and replacement of the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber and the Attorney General “undermines the rule of law and the principle of separation of powers”. He added that “the independence of the judiciary must be preserved to preserve the established democratic traditions in El Salvador.”
Likewise, in the statement, Ambassador Woeste stated that El Salvador must listen to “the large body of wise voices that come from all over the world”.
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