OAS Discusses Guatemala’s Rule of Law Challenges and Democratic Transition
The Permanent Council of the Organization of the Organization of American States (OAS) held a meeting this week where the recent developments impacting the Rule of Law and democratic presidential transition in Guatemala were discussed. In October, protesters blocked roads and closed shops to object to an apparent government attempt to overturn the recent presidential election. The civil unrest is a result of the community, civil society and the population in general who believe that the electoral process is being judicialized, and has even considered it a technical coup d’état. Representative for the OAS in Belize, Luiz Octavio Coimbra spoke about Belize’s interesting involvement in the topic.
The OAS will continue to monitor the situation in Guatemala closely, while collaborating with other member states to promote democratic governance.