The hearing that takes place in the Council of State for the process that seeks the annulment of the election of
The magistrates who at that time were presidents of the Supreme Court, Álvaro Fernando García and of the Constitutional Court, Gloria Ortizalready gave testimony on May 4.
Meanwhile, this Wednesday, May 11, the former president of this corporation, Lucy Jeannette Bermúdez, was summoned. to talk about the election of Alexander Vega. At the hearing, one of the plaintiffs in the process asked if the former magistrate had received invitations to travel abroad from Alexander Vega when he was executive director of Electoral Transparency Colombia and magistrate of the National Electoral Council, to which Lucy Jeannette answered no.
“Within the file there are articles from the media where it appears that when Vega was executive director of Electoral Transparency Colombia and magistrate of the National Electoral Councilthe magistrate accepted trips abroad, “said Carolina Munevar, one of the plaintiffs in this process, to which Lucy replied that this is not the setting for said discussion, however, that it never happened.
The former magistrate Lucy Bermúdez also explained that the method of the election was through the value given by each president of the high courts, “each one had 100 points, then we added up and determined what the score was. In addition, I gave the order to the corporation to record all the information of the process and that it was always available”.
Regarding the change of place of the interview that was done to Vega for his election, they asked the former president of the Council of State if it was issued some administrative act, to which she said no. And that the only reason to change the site was the safety of the members of the high courts, those interviewed and interveners on the matter of the marches that were going to take place that day in the center of the city.
Furthermore, he pointed out that the provision to change the site was published and the attendees were asked if there was any inconvenience, but no one complained, according to the former magistrate.
the attorney He also requested Alexander Vega’s certificate of experiencehowever, the Council of State denied this evidence.
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