The Government of Guatemala Announces Resuming the Transition Process

The meeting between the Presidential Transition Commission and the team of the elected authorities took place at the National Palace of Culture.

by Astrid Luna

Guatemala City, by Daniel Coromac (AGN) – The government of Guatemala released a statement on social media following the renewal of the transition process with the elected presidential team.

The Presidential Transition Commission received the team appointed by the elected authorities at the new National Palace of Culture meeting.

Regarding this latest meeting, the official statement indicates: “This Wednesday, in an atmosphere of optimism and confidence, the transition process was resumed between the teams designated by the Government of Guatemala and the Ppresident-elect, with the participation of the vice -president-elect and the oversight of the observation mission of the Organization of American States -OAS-.”

In September, the president reiterated his government’s commitment to the transition process by ordering that offices be set up in ministries, secretariats, and other executive entities to deploy people appointed by the elected government.

Meeting Results

The Presidential Transition Commission submitted the proposed schedule for the sectoral meetings. During this phase, the transfer of information from the ministries and secretariats of the Executive will be carried out.

The Government of Guatemala promotes an efficient, orderly, and transparent transition process. For this purpose, the press release indicates that the results of the meetings will be informed through the official channels.

The Government of Guatemala informed through a press release that the transition process was resumed after President Alejandro Giammattei and the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, urged the president-elect to continue with the process after he suspended it on September 12. 

The Secretariat of Planning and Programming of the Presidency has made significant efforts to complete the first two phases of the transition process since the beginning of the year. The third phase, which involves exchanging information, is currently underway.

President Alejandro Giammattei’s administration planned an unprecedented process that aims to strengthen Guatemala’s democracy and facilitate the elected authorities’ decision-making process as of January 14, 2024.

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