Supreme court fails to elect prosecutor general for 22nd time

Colombia’s Supreme Court failed to elect a new prosecutor general for the 22nd time this year, despite President Juan Manuel Santos’ request for a hasty decision.

Santos reiterated his request for an successful vote from New York, where he is attending a United Nations meeting.

The U.S. Department of State recently certified Colombia as “reaching statutory criteria related to human rights,” but emphasized the need to make a “swift selection of the prosecutor general.”

The Supreme Court will meet again on Monday to vote.

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