The Government of Guatemala is Committed to Transparency During the Transition Process

During a message to the nation, the President of the Republic indicated that they will continue to inform about the transition process.

by Pamela Contreras

Guatemala City, by Daniel Coromac -AGN- During a message to the nation, President Alejandro Giammattei reiterated his and the government’s desire to continue reporting on the transition process. The announcement was made after the decision of the president-elect to resume this phase.

In this regard, he promised the population that the efforts of the Executive Branch would be aligned with transparency. The president stated in his message, “We reiterate that the government and I will continue to inform on the progress through the official channels to maintain transparency and document.” 

It is important to remember that there have been two transition meetings with significant progress, the first on September 4 and the second on September 11. 

During the first meeting, the current government authorities handed over the Transition Process Methodology and 53 institutional files of Executive branch agencies during the second meeting.

Furthermore, since the first meeting, President Giammattei promised to set up spaces in the institutions so that the team of the elected administration could obtain all the necessary information for the transition process. Two days after the second transition meeting, these spaces were available. The elected officials had not used these offices due to the unilateral suspension of the process; however, they are expected to be used now that the information exchange phase has resumed.

Exemplary Process

In his speech, President Giammattei also emphasized that the Organization of American States has observed and acknowledged the transition process the Guatemalan Government has prepared. He highlighted that the OAE Secretary-General, Luis Almagro, has stated that this process is an exemplary democratic exercise that other countries may emulate.  

President Giammattei invited Mr. Almagro to participate in the second meeting of the transition process, and he informed the Secretary-General when the president-elect decided to suspend the procedures temporarily. President Giammattei’s efforts seek to maintain the transparency of the transition.

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