The permanent commission, appointed to hold extraordinary legislative sessions, today elected Johel Zelaya as attorney general of Honduras and Mario Morazán as deputy prosecutor on an interim basis.
The list was presented by the president of the Legislative Branch, Luis Redondo, who said that Daniel Sibrián committed “illegalities” by remaining head of the Public Ministry while the political forces did not reach agreements.
Representatives Iroska Elvir and Fátima Mena, from the Salvador Party of Honduras (PSH), did not appear in today’s extraordinary session, because they resigned from their appointment, saying that the selection of the authorities of the Prosecutor’s Office lack of legality and recognition.
On the other hand, the official deputy Rasel Tomé explained that the temporary elections of Zelaya and Morazán will be continued until the plenary session of the Legislative Council is able to reach a consensus on the definitive appointment of the Public authorities. Ministry.
The new prosecutor was criticized
Lawyer Johel Antonio Zelaya Álvarez, fourth position during the evaluation of the Proposing Board with a final score of 80.94%, was criticized by his colleague Pedro Antonio Bustillo Roque.
On August 15, 2023, when it was announced that Zelaya Álvarez was the anointed of the Free Party, a formal complaint was filed with the Public Ministry, saying that he had committed three crimes: forgery in ideology, using a lie. document and lie.
Bustillo continued that, in March 2021, Johel Zelaya participated as a pre-candidate for mayor for the political movement “Recover Honduras” and later ran as a councilor candidate of the Liberal Party in the general elections of November of the same year. These actions, they criticize, violate article 42, paragraph 13, subsection a) of the regulations of the Proposing Board, which prohibits having or having an active political affiliation in the last three years.
Bustillo also pointed out that Zelaya hid his political affiliation during most of the process before the Proponent Board, showing his true face in the public interview. He assured that this was to avoid being identified as someone who held an elected position because of his involvement in the Liberal Party.