Plenary of the CNE rejected an action filed by Justicia Social to extend the deadline for the registration of candidates for the Andean Parliament
The plenary session of the National Electoral Council (CNE) rejected the request for correction filed by the Social Justice movement against the resolution that was granted on January 20, 2021, a one-day deadline to register and qualify the candidacies of Andean Parliamentarians. They wanted to extend that period.
The electoral body’s session was held on the morning of this January 25, 2020. The decision that did not pass the request for list 11 was made with the votes of the three members present: Diana Atamaint, José Cabrera and Luis Verdesoto.
The National Directorate of Legal Advice of the CNE presented its report and recommended that the request that stated that “the period of 1 day, to proceed with the registration of candidacies for Andean parliamentarian, be inadmissible, a time that is not reasonable to be able to assemble the files for upload to the candidates’ computer system ”.
The vocal Cabrera explained that the Social Justice request does not have sufficient arguments to detract from the validity of the resolution that gave him a one-day period for the registration of applicants .
Atamaint, president of the CNE, said that the legal analysis carried out by the relevant area establishes that the plenary session of the CNE complied with what was ordered by the Contentious Electoral Tribunal (TCE), in that case.
In other words, the final judgment of the plenary session of the TCE was complied with , which annulled two previous resolutions and ordered the CNE to adopt the necessary measures to guarantee the right of participation of the candidates for Andean Social Justice parliamentarians.
“Therefore, the request of the political organization is not applicable since the terms granted are established considering the terms of the electoral calendar,” added Atamaint.
The Andean Parliament’s ballot is the only one that for now is not printed, as the resolution on Social Justice was pending . So far, there are 15 firm rated lists.