The National Election Jury (JNE) and the National Office of Electoral Processes warned that it is not feasible to apply the law approved by the Congress of the Republic that Reopens the period for submitting lists of pre-candidacies for the Regional and Municipal Elections 2022to be held on October 2.
In this regard, the electoral entities maintained that a few days before the internal elections —which will take place on May 15— more than 1,700,000 ballot papers and more than 5,000 affiliated voter lists have been printed, which will be distributed throughout the country on May 6.
In the same way, they considered that it would affect the principles of intangibility, estoppel and fairness of the electoral norm.
“Being 12 days before the internal elections, change the deadlines to allow the presentation of new lists of candidates on a later date than planned, the modification of the lists already presented (…) It affects the intangibility of the electoral norm, the principle of estoppel, the principle of equity and the very conduct of the electoral process.”, indicates the statement released on social networks.
In that sense, they stated that it is not legitimate to change the rules of the electoral process that is underway. Likewise, they indicated that the rule did not consider the costs for its execution or the sources of funds for its implementation. Finally, they highlighted that “in the processing and issuance of the law, no has complied with article 48 of the Rules of Congress”.