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23 de Oct de 2020

Nacional

Torrijos will look for re-election in five years

Seven months ago Supreme Court Judge Adan Arnulfo Arjona presented a draft before that institution in which he proposes that constitutio...

Seven months ago Supreme Court Judge Adan Arnulfo Arjona presented a draft before that institution in which he proposes that constitution should be amended to allow a former president to aspire to that office again after five years, instead of 10 years as it says in the current legislation.

The other reform was to reduce the period for the Attorney General of the Nation and the Administration Attorney from 10 years to five years, which mean that the current attorneys Ana Matilde Gómez and Oscar Ceville will have to leave their posts on December 31 2009, instead of December 31 2014.

The third reform was the creation of a new tribunal in the Supreme Court that was going to be dedicated to the protection of fundamental guarantees and human rights, these issues are currently handled by the General Business Tribunal.

The new tribunal was going to need the appointment of three nee judges and their deputies and two new attorneys, who would then be appointed by the new president of the Republic once he takes possession in July 2009.

A fellow judge of Arjona, Alberto Cigarruista viewed the proposed amendments with concern due to the future consequences that it could bring.

Sources told La Estrella that the reforms are going to be presented to the National Assembly during the period that start on March 1 and finishes on June 31.

“Torrijos is very busy preparing his return by 2014,” said the source, who refuse to reveal the proponent of the new bill or when exactly he is planning to present it.