Óscar Paciello, president of the Council of the Judiciary, reported that, in the session on Monday, April 11, they will resolve the challenge received by the candidacy of Juan Bartolomé “Ancho” Ramírez. The former senator is running for minister of the Superior Court of Electoral Justice (TSJE).
Last Tuesday, the Council of the Judiciary announced the closing of the registration period with 34 candidates interested in filling the two vacancies that the highest electoral body will have this year. They are Vice President Alberto Ramírez Zambonini, and member María Elena Wapenka. The first will turn 75 (age limit to hold office) on April 22. While the minister will reach that age on the following May 14.
A controversy arose over the figure of “Ancho” Ramírez because he just received his law license in November 2022. That is, he has not yet fulfilled the 10 years established in article 275 of the National Constitution to be able to occupy The charge.
The article literally says that; “During the term of 10 years, at least, (the applicants), they must have effectively practiced the profession.”