Elections 2022: Álex Kouri did not register his candidacy for the Regional Government of Callao

Elections 2022: Álex Kouri did not register his candidacy for the Regional Government of Callao

After the registration deadline for the lists of applicants, the name of Kouri Bumachar and his party, Somos Callao, do not appear on the JNE Electoral Platform .

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    Elections 2022: Álex Kouri did not register his candidacy for the Regional Government of Callao

    Álex Kouri was sentenced to five years in prison by the Judiciary for “directly” benefiting Convial company. (Photo: Jorge Cerdan/@photo.gec)

    Alex Kouri, former regional president and former mayor of Callao, did not register his candidacy for the Regional Government of Callao, ahead of the Regional and Municipal Elections 2022 on October 2 next.< /b>

    The deadline for registration of the lists of applicants has expired, in the Electoral Platform of the National Elections Jury (JNE) The name of Kouri Bumachar or his party, Somos Callao, does not appear..

    As recalled, Álex Kouri was sentenced to five years in prison by the Judiciary for benefiting “directly”< /i> to the company Convial to build the Vía Expresa Callao in 1999, and left the Ancón II prison in June 2021.

    Kouri was sentenced in June 2016 for being found guilty of the crime of unfair collusion to the detriment of the State, after it was proven that he had favored Convial with almost 32 million dollars through contracts and addenda.

    In addition, he was ordered to pay a civil damages of 26 million soles . In his list of candidates for regional councillors, Kouri Bumachar included characters such as the soccer player Víctor Rossel.

    However, in the records of the National Civil Service Authority (Servir), the former head of Chim Pum Callao appears with disqualification in force for criminal convictions for crimes against the public administration.

    Article 113 of Law No. 26859, Organic Law on Elections, establishes that those sentenced to a custodial sentence, effective or suspended, with a consensual or enforceable sentence, for the commission, as perpetrators, of intentional crimes of collusion, embezzlement or corruption of officials cannot be candidates; even if they had been rehabilitated.

    That is, Álex Kouri and all those sentenced for these crimes could not apply in the regional and municipal elections of 2022. Despite this, Somos Callao managed to register with the JNE.