Prohiben en Francia manifestaciones frente al Consejo Constitucional

Protests in points of Guatemala over anti election maneuvers

Under the name of National Strike, calls to express an open rejection of such actions, which were considered illegal, increased over the weekend via WhatsApp and on the social networks Facebook and Twitter.

Civil society, the Peasant Development Committee, indigenous authorities from the 48 cantons of the Totonicapán department and fronts from the University of San Carlos set up more than 20 areas of blockades and protests.

Together with them, non-governmental organizations, trade unions and the Association of Pensioners and Merchants will demand the resignation of the judiciary who oppose the vote of the people and the constitution.

The Alliance for Reforms will call for the resignation of all supporters of the “corrupt pact” outside the parliament building in this capital and demand respect for the country’s democracy.

The Union of Employees of the National Institute of Forensic Sciences called on its affiliates and workers on rest and night shifts to speak out against the current political situation at 09:00 local time in the central Plaza de la Constitución.

At the same time, Quiché’s multisectoral departmental assembly called for people to join the demonstration in front of the territory’s seat of government, also in San Pedro Sacatepéquez, San Marcos.

Some companies will also accompany the demonstrations by closing their premises in support of the will of the people expressed in the June 25 elections.

The President of the Coordinating Committee of Agricultural, Trade, Industrial and Financial Confederations (Cacif), Ignacio Lejárraga, ruled out in press statements that one would speak of a “national strike”.

Last Saturday’s statement from the Constitutional Court clarified that its previous decision sets the framework for action that the electoral processes currently have, he said.

It is the task of the state authorities to ensure that the elections can be held freely and without pressure, emphasized the chairman of the renowned Cacif.

Countless local and international organizations stress the importance of safeguarding the official realization of the people’s will expressed in the elections and holding the second round of elections on August 20th.

Amid a possible electoral coup and incessant harassment, Bernardo Arévalo, representing Semilla, continues his electoral campaign by presenting his government proposals.

In less than a month, he faces former first lady Sandra Torres of the National Unity of Hope in the presidential election, who also does tours to convince voters.