Three days have the citizenship to challenge the nomination of the 14 final candidates in the process of appointment of the new Electoral Council. The term begins to run from today, Tuesday, October 30, 2018 and will end next Monday, due to the two days of this week’s holiday.
Failure to comply with legal requirements, lack of probity or suitability, being in a disability or having omitted relevant information to apply for the position. Those are the reasons for the candidates to be challenged.
Then, the Plenary will analyze these claims and the admitted ones will be substantiated in public hearings between the impugnants and the candidates. Finally, the Cpccs-t must assess these challenges and the merits of each to designate the five electoral members and their five alternates. Julio César Trujillo, president of the transitory Council, clarified yesterday (Monday October 29, 2018) that until now the merits have not been valued.
But, the political affiliation of the candidates has already been studied. And it was decided that three of the five that are designated as holders are those nominated by the most voted political parties. And the other two elected, on the other hand, will come from civil society.
In addition, the Citizen Participation Council appointed yesterday the members of the Citizen Technical Commission that will review the requirements and merits of the postulates to integrate the new and final Council of the Judiciary. This body is made up of three Cpccs-t delegates: Santiago Obregón, representing Pablo Dávila; Guido Quezada, by Myriam Félix; and Douglas Torres, by Xavier Zavala Egas.
While Carlos Sierra will be the citizen seer, who will not have a vote in the decisions taken by the Commission, but will verify transparency in the process of verification of requirements and assessment of merits.
This instance has three days for these tasks, the term will run from the first meeting when you choose your coordinator. Then he must issue a report of recommendation for the Plenary of the transitory Council. In this document, the directors will be proposed to appoint five new officers and five substitutes for the new Judiciary. But it will not be binding, the decision ultimately depends on the Cpccs-t.
The 15 candidates for this contest were proposed by the Presidency of the Republic, the National Assembly, the State Attorney General’s Office, the Public Defender’s Office and the National Court of Justice.
The new Judiciary will replace the current transitory administration. Its designation has been qualified as a priority since the evaluation of the judges and judges of the National Court of Justice is pending, which was suspended for the members of the transitory Judiciary. (I)