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Sunday, September 23 2018 @ 06:25 PM UTC

Diaz gives up; Ayu Prado is the new favorite

Law & LawyersJust a few days before the date established to elect a new President of the Supreme Court, the current Supreme Court Vice President Harry Diaz - the only pretender for the office - has announced he has given up his aspirations for the position.

Sources within the Gil Ponce Palace of Justice in Ancon said reached his decision after he discovered he lacked the five votes necessary to become the President of the Supreme Court for the next two years.

Those same judicial sources say now Magistrate Jose Ayu Prado is the new favorite to take over the top post in the judiciary after the current president, Alejandro Moncada Luna, decided to not run for reelection. (Prensa)

The nine sitting judges on the Supreme Court will vote to elect the new President of the Supreme Court on 2 January 2014. (Prensa)

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