Guatemalan Foreign Minister Reiterates Commitment to a Historic and Organized Transition Process

Minister Mario Búcaro underscored the Government’s position during a session of the Organization of American States.

by Victor Cojulún
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Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN- The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mario Búcaro, reiterated President Alejandro Giammattei’s commitment to promote the transition process between the current and the newly elected authorities. 

In his statement during an Organization of American States -OAS- session, Minister Búcaro emphasized, “Guatemala’s unwavering commitment is demonstrated by my presence here today. On September 4, an unprecedented, organized, and historic transition process will begin.”

This is the scheduled date for the first meeting between the Executive authorities and the democratically elected presidential ticket. President Alejandro Giammattei has invited the  Secretary-General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, to participate in this meeting.

Civic Celebration

In his speech, Minister Búcaro emphasized that the government provided interinstitutional support for the general elections in the first and second rounds.

“On July 10 of this year, in an official statement, the president expressed his respect for the Political Constitution of Guatemala and the constitutional term of his election.”

In addition, as stated by the Foreign Minister in his first meeting before the OAS Council, President Giammattei called for the runoff election within the established dates.

Statement

The Minister of Foreign Affairs asked the members of the Permanent Council of the OAS that after the session, a joint statement could be issued on the report on the electoral observers’ mission.

“We hope that after all the work accomplished together, we can reach a joint statement that will be an example for all nations and prove that in Guatemala, the democratic system has the solidity of citizens’ participation and peace.” stated the Minister.

He also underscored that the Government of Guatemala will ensure that on January 14 of next year, a new President will be appointed to ensure the well-being of Guatemalans. This is a democratic system that is being defended today.

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