The Registry knocked down the revocation of Daniel Quintero: committee exceeded the funding limits

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The surprising thing about the entity's decision is that it was announced hours after the Administrative Court of Antioquia ordered to unblock the process and call elections in eight days

Registraría knocked down the revocation of Daniel Quintero: committee exceeded funding ceilings

Faced with the decision of the Registrar’s office, Mayor Quintero, via Twitter, celebrated the decision. Photo: Colprensa

On the night of November 22, the Special Registry of Civil Status of Medellín closed the door on the revocation of the mayor of Medellín after he did not certify the financial statements of the promoter committee, since these would have exceeded the funding limits for this type of citizen initiatives.

“Not certifying compliance with the constitutional and legal requirements of the revocation of the mandate called “The pact for Medellín will save you because we love you, we are going to save you”, in the understanding that the financial statements of the campaign to collect support delivered by the promoter committee reflected the exceedance of the individual limits allowed by the National Electoral Council”, can be read in the decision of the Special Civil Status Registrar of Medellín, Hilda Luz Jara Vélez

In the decision, the Special Registrar of Medellín warns that there is no appeal whatsoever.

Registraría knocked down the revocation of Daniel Quintero: committee exceeded funding ceilings

Detail of the document of the Registrarí Photo: @Pechuga1227, Twitter.

Faced with the decision of the Registry, Mayor Quintero, via Twitter, celebrated:

“The fraudulent revocation is definitively dropped but that does not imply that we won the battle. They will try in every way and with all their heads to do harm. They are vipers with 10 heads ready for anything”.

Registrar's Office knocked down the revocation of Daniel Quintero: committee exceeded funding limits

The Mayor Quintero warned that the opposition to his mandate will continue to insist on revoking it. Twitter.

The surprising thing about the entity's decision is that it was announced hours after the Antioquia Administrative Court ordered the recall to be unlocked and elections to be called in eight days.

Revocation Daniel Quintero: Court from Antioquia insists that elections be called

Registraría knocked down the revocation of Daniel Quintero: committee exceeded the funding ceilings

In the event that the call to the polls is given and that Mayor Quintero is revoked , atypical elections cannot be called, because there are only 18 months left to conclude the period to find his replacement, but he will be appointed from a shortlist that will make the Independent movement known, with which he arrived in the Alpujarra.

After last November 16 the National Registry of Civil Status asked the Administrative Court of Antioquia for clarity about the ruling it issued on November 9 and in which it ordered the electoral body to unlock the revocation against the mayor of Medellín, Daniel Quintero, and call elections within eight days, the same court dismissed the request of the Registrar's Office and ordered, once again, that in eight days the people of Medellín be called to the polls.

It is important to remember that the request for clarity regarding the ruling submitted by the Registry was based on the possible train crash, since the court's decision could come into dispute with the decision of the Fifth Section of the Council of State, which was “diametrically opposed and prior to the ruling” of the Administrative Court of Antioquia.

Likewise, according to information from El Colombiano, the Registry had also requested complement the ruling as to the reasons for which the prior guardianship should be ignored, as well as the fact of adding the provision, explaining the possibility or impossibility of requesting protection or guardianship to the due process for alleged lack of speed or inaction of the National Electoral Council to verify the electoral limits”.

Given this requirement, the rapporteur magistrate Daniel Montero Betancur, in the decision issued by the Administrative Court of Antioquia, clarified that one thing is the administrative action of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and another is the action that the Registrar's Office must carry out in this process.

“One thing is the administrative action carried out by the National Electoral Council to verify and, in case of non-compliance, impose the sanctions contemplated by the legal system for ignoring the funding limits of the campaign, in exercise of the inspection, surveillance and control function assigned to it in electoral matters and another quite different action that the Registrar's Office must carry out in the process of revoking the mandate with a view to resolve on the certification referred to in article 15 of law 1757 of 2015″, can be read in the document.

Finally e, the magistrate ordered that the revocation be certified and the President of the Republic, Gustavo Petro, be notified so that elections can be called.