Friday, December 8, 2023

No consensus in Congress on the election of the Attorney General

The congressman of the ruling Freedom and Refoundation Party (Libre), Bartolo Fuentes, revealed the other day that not only the congressmen will block the election of the attorney general, but the powerful groups also want to protect themselves.

“They don’t want the Public Ministry to change, they know they have problems and if they are not in prison it is because the prosecutor has shelved their files,” he emphasized.

The head of the Free party, Rafael Sarmiento, pointed out that this weekend the dialogues between the political forces are intensifying, Channel 8 television reported through a message on the social network X.

Sarmiento expressed the need to elect new officials urgently, because the issue cannot be delayed and emphasized the historic responsibility they have to make one of the most important decisions of this legislative period.

“The new attorney general must prioritize peace and security, and the fight against organized crime, drug trafficking and corruption,” he emphasized.

He added that the only important tool that lawmakers have is dialogue and with it they can build trust and reach political agreements.

Last September, the president of the Honduran National Congress, Luis Redondo, indicated that they will continue to search for the necessary consensus to elect a new Attorney General and Deputy within the framework of the Constitution and the laws.

As established in the Magna Carta of this Central American country, 86 votes of the Legislative branch are required for the selection of the authorities of the Public Ministry.

Until now, the various nominative motions presented in the chamber have been rejected because none of them required a vote.

Libre described the lack of agreement as a boycott by groups opposed to the Government of President Xiomara Castro, led by the National Party.

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