Guatemala City, Jan 21 (EFE) .- The next general elections in Guatemala will be held in June 2023 to elect the authorities that will govern the Central American country in the period 2024-2028, an official source confirmed this Friday.
The magistrate of the Guatemalan Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) Mynor Franco indicated that the elections must be held in the “second or third week” of June 2023, as established by “the law.”
Franco explained in statements to a radio station that the call for these general elections will be held in January 2023 as “part of the electoral calendar” organized by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
The president of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, Ranulfo Rojas, had already indicated this month that the call for the 2023 elections will be on January 20 of that year. However, Franco explained that this date in January “is not written in stone.”
The 2023 elections in Guatemala will define the governmental, parliamentary and municipal authorities for the period 2024-2028.
In accordance with the Electoral and Political Parties Law (LEPP), Guatemalans will elect a president and vice president, in addition to 160 deputies to Congress, 330 municipal mayors and 20 legislatures to the Central American Parliament.
The last general elections in Guatemala were held on June 19, 2019, with the participation of just over five million people out of the 18 million that inhabit the territory.
Due to the fact that in said elections there was no majority winner in the presidential election, a second round was held in August 2019 with victory for the current Guatemalan ruler, Alejandro Giammattei, who surpassed the former first lady Sandra Torres.
Giammattei and the newly elected authorities took office on January 14, 2020 and will leave office on the same date in 2024.
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