If the above behavior is proven and the Chamber rules against Diaz de Martínez and he was already elected, he will have to leave the position and take up an alternate position.
Nancy Marichel Diaz de Martinez runs the risk of losing her position if elected on Sunday, but the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court decided to deny her citizenship rights due to the promotion of the president’s re-election.
Yesterday, the Chamber accepted a lawsuit against Diaz de Martinez and opened a process for committing one of the reasons mentioned in the Constitution in Article 75: “They lose the rights of citizens: Fourth. Those who sign acts, declarations, or joins to promote or support the re-election or continuation of the President of the Republic, or who use direct means to achieve this end.
If the above behavior is proven and the Chamber rules against Diaz de Martinez and he was already elected, he will have to leave office and take up an alternate position.
The Chamber explicitly stated: “It should be noted that the electoral outcome of the participation of Citizen Nancy Marichel Diaz de Martinez as a GANA deputy candidate for the San Salvador Regional District will be conditional on the ruling issued in this process of losing citizenship rights.”
“If the existence of the alleged constitutional violation is verified and an estimate is issued regarding the loss of her political rights, then the citizen Nancy Marichel Diaz Martinez, if elected, will not be able to hold the office of deputy and will presume, in such a case, a substitute for his parliamentary group.”
Díaz de Martínez has a period of 20 working days, upon his notification, to respond to the lawsuit against him for loss of citizenship rights brought by attorney Enrique Anaya.
The council orders the notification to the Supreme Electoral Court.
Anaya filed the case, noting that the candidate had recently stated in an interview with “El Mundo” newspaper that it is necessary to “resume the president’s re-election,” then she said, “We need President Buckili to stay. Longer (…)” We want him to be reelected, because we know That in five years he will not finish all his work. “
In light of this, attorney Anaya states in his lawsuit that the constitution stipulated the assumption of losing citizenship rights in its article “to attack one of the basic pillars of the Salvadoran political, democratic and constitutional system, such as rotation in the exercise of the presidency, which is one of the rocky clauses in the constitutional regulations.”
Therefore, it demands the announcement of the candidate’s citizenship rights, especially her right to vote in the affirmative and the negative.