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El Salvador riddle over Supreme Court judges

Friday, July 6, 2012

Judges elected to El Salvador's Supreme Court in 2006 and 2012 asserted their right to maintain their position this week, defying a constitutional ruling that their elections were invalid.

This week El Salvador has two groups of judges, each claiming to be El Salvador's Supreme Court. On Sunday July 1, the judges elected in 2006 and 2012, entered the Supreme Court offices to claim their positions.

They entered in a tense atmosphere with armed police surrounding the building. Those judges, however, were acting in defiance of the rulings of the Constitutional Chamber which said their elections were invalid.

Source: Christian Science Monitor