Guatemala’s Congress rejects state of calamity imposed by the president

The president of the Congress, Allan Rodríguez, was also the object of reproaches in a frenetic and marathon parliamentary session, since he kept open the vote to approve the state of calamity for more than 50 minutes, in search of collecting the necessary suffrages.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Guatemalan Congress rejected this Monday the state of calamity imposed last September 2 by the president of the country, Alejandro Giammattei, to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2.

With 81 votes in favor, the Legislative Body rejected and left without effect the Governmental Decree 8-2021 ordered by Giammattei, which stipulated a state of calamity for 30 days and a curfew from 8 pm to 4 am.

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