Monday, December 02, 2013

Supreme Court will not rule on Saca's candidacy

Last week I described how the Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador's Supreme Court had agreed to hear a legal challenge to the aspirations of Tony Saca to be elected president for a second time.   Over the weekend came the news that the the justices have chosen to let the voters decide and that they will not rule on the case involving Saca.  According to a report in La Pagina, the interim president of the Supreme Court informed the Supreme Electoral Tribunal that the Court would not hear cases filed against Norman Quijano and Salvador Sanchez Ceren, and would only rule on the case involving Tony Saca after the elections.

That seems to be a prudent decision.   With Saca trailing in recent polls, the Court may be able to avoid ruling all together and avoid provoking another constitutional conflict.

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