On Wednesday morning, the candidate of the Acción Ciudadana party, Carlos Alvarado, presented a series of proposals to reform the justice system, mainly when it comes to appointing magistrates of the Supreme Court of Justice.
Alvarado was accompanied by José Manuel Arroyo, a former magistrate and now involved in the PAC campaign as a guarantor of ethics.
The candidate proposes six changes when choosing magistrates, which would be done through bills presented in the Legislative Assembly:
– To raise the age to become a magistrate to 45 years old and with a minimum of 15 years of professional experience.
– That the appointment is for a single period between 10 and 15 years, eliminating re-election.
-Prohibit the lobby or campaigns by members of the Court or other hierarchies of the Judiciary. They would include criminal sanctions.
-Recusing the legislator or even the fraction that intervenes in election processes of magistrates when they have pending criminal litigation.
-Prohibit that members of the Executive Power and Legislative Power be appointed to the Court immediately. They would have to wait at least eight years.
-To allow the Bar Association and the academy to propose candidates to the Appointment Committee of the Assembly.
For former magistrate Arroyo, the judiciary must enter into a period of reconstruction in order to prevent situations such as cementazo affecting it.