July 21 () –
The European Union’s External Action Service has reiterated its call on the Guatemalan authorities to “fully respect” the integrity of the electoral process and the result of the first round of voting, certified by the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE).
“The EU expresses its utmost concern over the actions initiated by the Special Prosecutor’s Office against Impunity that resulted in arrest warrants against the deputy director of the Citizen Registry and a member of the Semilla political party, as well as a search at the TSE offices,” the European diplomacy said in a statement.
Thus, from Brussels they have guaranteed their full commitment to “support for democracy” in Guatemala and have warned that attempts to annul the June 25 elections or undermine a democratic election “would inevitably have an impact on Guatemala’s international relations, including with the EU”.
The EU has thus endorsed the statement released this morning by the European Union Electoral Observation Mission (MOE-UE), which has “strongly condemned the harassment and harassment suffered by the TSE and the Seed Movement”, a party that achieved the necessary votes to participate in the second round on August 20.
The Guatemalan Prosecutor’s Office confirmed on Thursday the search of the headquarters of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and ordered the capture of Eleonora Castillo, deputy director of the TSE’s Registry of Citizens.