The president pointed out that the electoral process in his country was marked “with actions of unnecessary international interference.”
The outgoing president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, spoke this Tuesday in the plenary session of the 78th General Debate of the Assembly of the United Nations (UN), which is being held between September 19 and 26 in New York.
Before the forum, he assured that he will hand over power next January to Bernardo Arevalo, of the Semilla Movement, who was elected in the runoff of the presidential elections in the Central American country, which took place on August 20.
“Different from the lack of truth that we have heard today on this podium, I will hand over power to whoever was elected by the sovereign majority will of the people of Guatemala on January 14, when my constitutional mandate is fulfilled,” he mentioned.
Regarding the electoral process, he said that it was marked “with actions of unnecessary international interference,” because, he indicated, Guatemala’s democracy “may not be perfect,” but it has allowed the principle of alternation in power, in respect for the Constitution.
“In Guatemala the principle of alternation in power is fully complied with every four years,” he emphasized.
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