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Guatemala: At least 124 Congressmen run for re-election

Guatemala City, Jun 2 (Prensa Latina) A total of 124 MPs out of 160 in the Congress are currently running for their reelection in coming June 25 votes.

Gathered in the Efficient Congress, voters exemplified with names including Andrea Villagran who climbed in 2019 through Bienestar Nacional (BIEN) party and has been member for some time in Semilla party.

Regarding Orlando Blanco, former member of “Unidad Nacional de la Esperanza (UNE)” party, with a seat since 2012, opted to form a party with dissidents and now seeks to be re-elected with “Voluntad, Oportunidad y Solidaridad (VOS)” party.

The Center for Domestic Economic Research (CIEN), Life Project Foundation, Fijate Bien and Guatemala Visible parties recalled in the press release that the 2016 Electoral Law did not punish any candidate for changing from any party.

The Article 157 of the Constitution sets forth that a number equivalent to 25% out of the total number of district legislators will be elected in the national list.

Some 9.3 million Guatemalans will go to the polls in 23 days to elect a new president, vice-president, 160 parliamentarians to Congress, 20 to the Central American Parliament and 340 municipal mayors for the 2024-2028 term.


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