Guatemala: Sandra Torres, without candidacy and husband
London, August 9, 2011
The constitutional court resolved yesterday unanimously that former first lady Sandra Torres Casanova violates the article 186 of the Constitution and therefore her candidacy is rejected.
The article vetoes the right of presidential candidacy to the relatives of the president when he or she is in office.
The decision was made after four days of debate and with this ruling the former wife of current President Alvaro Colom doesn’t have any other judicial resources after a long way in Court to reach her candidacy.