Through a statement published on the account of After he indicated on Friday, December 8, that there were a series of irregularities in the electoral process, so it must be cancelled.
The publication stated that the investigating authority provided “reliable evidence supporting the commission of crimes” that affected “the purity of the electoral event.”
The statement stated that the National Appeals Board repeatedly condemned him, both in the first and second rounds of the elections, and took appropriate legal measures regarding him.
It should be noted that in the press conference held by the MP last Friday, he accused Bernardo Arévalo – winner of the presidency of Guatemala for the period 2024-2028 – of alleged irregularities in the formation of his party, the Similla Movement, in 2018.
From this account, the Torres party states in its publication: “Time proves that we are right, because we never accepted the election results in the beginning because we participated against an illegal and illegitimate political party.”
The National Electoral Council adds in the statement that it “demands” that the Supreme Electoral Court be dissolved in accordance with the law, as determined by law. In addition, they will ensure the election of mayors and party representatives elected for the period 2024-2028.
Torres competed against Arevalo in the second round of elections, but did not receive enough votes to be elected President of Guatemala for the next four years.
Given the current situation, the UNE Council stipulates that: pic.twitter.com/MspBPPITAqj
– Sandra Torres (@SandraTorresGUA) December 10, 2023
The parties are talking
Other political parties that were contesting the 2023 general elections also spoke out in response to what the MP said about the need to cancel electoral registers.
The Courage Party, for which Zuri Ríos ran for president, posted a brief statement on its X account in which it said it was “firmly committed to the rule of law and the constitutional order.”
National Secretary and Political Council of the Valiant Manifest Party pic.twitter.com/4F6wJRQHo5
-Valor (@PartidoValor) December 8, 2023
For its part, the Vamos party, whose candidate was Manuel Conde, indicated that the goal of the MP’s investigations was to search for anomalies or crimes related to the electoral process, in order to “clarify the truth and show modifications and/or manipulations by some of the results if this is the case.”
They added that they respect the court’s findings, but the investigations announced by the competent authorities must continue.
The National Executive Committee of the VAMOS Party for a Different Guatemala informs the grassroots, members, elected authorities and the population in general. pic.twitter.com/WdotHTxB2u
– PartidoVamos (@PartidoVamosGt) December 9, 2023
The Elefante party, which nominated Hugo Peña for the presidency, also spoke on social networks, saying: “Today the elections have a presumption of innocence and therefore the official results must prevail.”
Meanwhile, the Wenaq movement denounced the representative’s “repeated” attempts to prevent the popular will at the ballot boxes, as they exceed their duties by saying that the electoral process is invalid, while pointing out that “if we do not assume who won the elections, “there will be a collapse of the constitutional system.”
he @MovimientoWinaq Condemns attempts @MPGuatemala To prevent the will of citizens at the ballot boxes, the President of the Republic supports @TSEGuatemalaIt calls for the rejection of attempts to undermine the constitutional order and urges the defense of democracy. pic.twitter.com/8Dfcc2Yako
– Winaq (@MovimientoWinaq) December 8, 2023
For his part, Edmund Mollet, who participated with the Cabal Party, said via a video posted on his official account He highlights that one must question why such research is being undertaken at this time and why all efforts are being directed to a political issue.
Mullet adds that ultimately the Constitutional Court will have to resolve this situation, which is why he asks it to “respect the popular will” until the elected authorities take office on January 14.
The nation deserves transformation pic.twitter.com/v1D56Io9h4
– Edmond Mullet (@Edmondmulet) December 8, 2023
Roberto Arzu, who is seeking to compete for the presidency with the Podemos party, said in a video posted on social networks: “We are facing a coup,” describing the act as “disrespect” and “insult.” “From the representative before the will of the Guatemalans expressed at the ballot boxes on August 20.
-Roberto Arzugg (@robertoarzugg) December 9, 2023
Another party that has spoken out is the Will, Opportunity and Solidarity Party, which “accepts and supports” the results of the first and second electoral rounds, and rejects any attempt to “prevent the transition and replace the legitimately elected authorities.”
The people have already decided, no to a coup. pic.twitter.com/RME49v4nB2
– Aldo Davila (@aldodavila_gt) December 9, 2023
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