The Superior Court of the District of Santa Marta gave a period of 48 hours to National Electoral Council to process the revocation of the candidate for Mayor Jorge Agudelo (Citizen Force) which if successful, would give the candidate Carlos Pinedo as the winner.
Consequently, Agudelo must wait for the CNE’s decision that will be made in the coming days.
In this way, the Court resolved a protection action that was filed against the National Electoral Council, the Registrar’s Office, the municipal scrutiny commission of Santa Marta and the scrutiny commission of Magdalena, due to the electoral results of last October 29, the magazine reported. Week.
In the text, the Court establishes the CNE a period “within forty-eight (48) hours following the notification of this ruling, to resolve in substance the requests to revoke the registration of the candidacy of Jorge Luis Agudelo Apreza for the Mayor of Santa Marta for the period 2024- 2027, within the files identified with the following files CNE-E-DG-2023-050369 and CNE -E-DG-2023-051073, according to the considerations set forth in this ruling.”
The above, taking into account that Agudelo registered on October 10, which for those who requested the revocation, is an untimely date to have participated in the October 29 elections.
For the plaintiffs, Fuerza Ciudadana could not register Agudelo Apreza taking into account that the cancellation of the applicant’s registration by the same community was not final, Carmen Patricia Caicedo, Therefore, the political movement had two candidates for the Mayor of Santa Marta.
““Declare the inadmissibility of the protection action initiated by the plaintiff, in the face of the claim directed at the referral of the file by the Fourth Labor Court of the Santa Marta Circuit to this Court,” it is read in the resolve.
On October 25, it was announced that Fuerza Ciudadana had an applicant to replace the sister of former governor Carlos Caicedo, so a judge ordered the National Registry of Civil Status to register Jorge Agudelo, but due to the times, the Registry did not accept the change.
Based on the decision of the Fourth Labor Court of the Santa Marta Circuit, The Registrar’s Office reported that it would count Agudelo’s votes.
Thus, there is expectation in Santa Marta to know the CNE’s decision in the next few hours.