None of the candidates managed to reach the 16 votes required by the regulations of the High Court.
After several hours of session, the Plenary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice decided to once again postpone the election of the new Attorney General of the Nation. This is because none of the shortlists, including Ángela María Buitrago, Luz Adriana Camargo and Amelia Pérez, obtained the 16 votes required by the regulations to be designated as the new head of the investigative entity for the period 2024-2028.
Before the culmination of his constitutional period, the outgoing Attorney General of the Nation, Francisco Barbosa Delgado, presented a management report before the Plenary Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice. pic.twitter.com/UgBt06D4FU
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After the end of the session, the president of the Supreme Court, Justice Gerson Chaverra, stated: «I have to inform you and the country that we met under normal conditions, we advanced the round of voting for the election of the new Attorney General of the Nation, we did two rounds of voting and the final result is that none of the candidates for the “At that moment she obtained the votes required to be declared the new Attorney General of the Nation.”
And I add: «According to our regulations, a majority of 16 votes is required. “The Court will continue to fulfill its constitutional function within the framework of this process in our next regular full court section.”
According to Supreme Court sources, the election was scheduled for February 22, the date on which the prosecutor who will replace Francisco Barbosa is expected to be elected.