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CD Lawyers Withdraws Case Against Electoral Tribunal Judges

Law & LawyersThe lawyer for the Democratic Change political party, Hugo Polo, went this morning, Monday, June 25 the Supreme Court to desist on the lawsuit filed against the judges of the Electoral Court - Gerardo Solís, Eduardo Valdés Escoffery and Erasmo Pinilla, and their alternates. According to Polo, the complaint caused controversy when people thought it was an action taken by the President, Ricardo Martinelli to remove the Judges of the TE, but they were not seeking their dismissal, but rather just the separation of the case of El Bebadero de Tonosi from the Electoral Tribunal. Moreover, although the CD lawyers withdrew the complaint against the judges, the Minister of Labor, Alma Lorena Cortes said the President will be upset, but she - as a lawyer - will ask for the magistrate Gerardo Solís to be recused if he continues with his attitude, for the alleged abuse of office, abuse of authority and breach of the process. According to the Labor Minister, Solis has usurped the functions of the Electoral Prosecutor. She added he has done nothing but persecute the CD collective, in his search for evidence of alleged vote buying in El Bebedero in Tonosí, despite knowing that buying votes is not grounds for annulment. (Estrella)

Editor's Comment: Halt the presses! Alma Cortes in revolt against Ricardo Martinelli?

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CD Lawyers Withdraws Case Against Electoral Tribunal Judges
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, June 25 2012 @ 03:41 PM EDT

The CD lawyer was not attempting to remove the magistrates or storm the Electoral Court. His action is merely a complaint against the magistrates for failing to rule on the elections in El Bebedero where the candidate of the CD defeated the PRD by a margin of 3 to 1 last year. How can you dispute the right of the winner of the election to represent the people of El Bebedero, and the right of the CD party to defend their candidate against an unjustified delay? The bottom line here is that all this is becoming increasingly suspicious, to say the least, when one considers that these magistrates were designated by the PRD party. Martinelli has made a big mistake here. He should have listened to his lawyer instead of paying attention to false and misleading headlines.