DeFair, in charge of the United States and the head of the diplomatic mission in El Salvador, Brendan O’Brien did not call on President Nayab Bukele to go to a meeting with other ambassadors, in which he tried to justify the removal of the magistrate and attorney general of the Supreme Court.
O’Brien’s absence at the said meeting was made known during a national channel ordered by the government on Tuesday and a recording of the meeting on Monday was broadcast. Effe Sources who requested anonymity.
The United States Government is most important to the Legislative Assembly and the Executive of Bukelle In addition to the Attorney General, to remove the five proprietary magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber and their alternates.
“Here is one hundred percent of diplomatic representation with the exception of DeFair in charge of the United States”, Bukel said in the recorded meeting that the population was not informed at the time.
Added: “I’m worried (its absence) because when you only have information from one side, you are most likely going to be wrong in your conclusion.”
Bukel told the international community on his social network on Saturday that they were “cleaning the house” and that “they have no business.”
The president, whose parties controlled the Legislative Assembly, confirmed that “the things happening in El Salvador are basically a product of last February’s elections”.
The ruling party on Saturday gathered 64 of the 84 members of the Legislative Assembly to take office. Of this total, 56 are from New Ideas (NI), led by Buchele’s cousins, and 5 from the Great Alliance for National Unity (GANA), which brought Buchele into the executive.
“It seemed very strange to me that there were strong beliefs about what happened on Saturday. We did not expect international condemnation at any time because there was nothing to condemn “.The President said.
“Not only did we have the power to do this, but people asked us to do it”In his opinion, it was “not rational” to question the country.
The President, along with a legal adviser, cited several rulings from the Constitutional Chamber and upheld the dismissal of five lawyers for filling positions and the Articles of Constitution to justify the election.
Bukel even cited an article that speaks of the officers’ dismissal for “physical or mental disability”, although it was not mentioned by deputies at the plenary session on Saturday.
European Union: actions were “spotting”
The European Union (EU) ambassador in El Salvador, Andreau Bassoles, told the president that the body consulted four constitutionalists, not opponents, who indicated that there was some “gray area” in the form of impeachment.
He said his sources agreed that “there was no margin of doubt” that the movement was “manifestly unconstitutional”, because of the constitutional mandate that magistrates chose from a list of candidates submitted by the National Judiciary Council (CNJ) should go. .
“It was shocking. Obviously there may be arguments for or (…), but (it is shocking to see that, without prior procedures, some magistrates were dismissed, without them being able to say practically nothing. )The diplomat said.
The Legislative Assembly has called a session on Wednesday and it is expected, by the pro-government representatives and the Speaker’s publications on social networks, that the dismissal of elected officials in previous legislatures will follow.
(With information from EFE)