Colombia’s State Council has accepted a request to study alleged flaws in the process by which the current prosecutor general, Viviane Morales, was appointed last year, W Radio reported Wednesday.
The complaint was filed by lawyer Ferney Espinosa who stated that Morales’ election must be declared void due to the absence of a signature in a letter that put forward Morales’ candidacy.
Espinosa said that the signature of the Interior and Justice Minister German Vargas Lleras was missing, “thereby violating Articles 189 and 249 of the Constitution.”
It is stipulated that all administrative acts must have the signature of the president and a qualified minister.
Though the State Council has refused to interfere in Morales’ appointment directly, it will initiate a study of due process to determine if the loophole is indeed valid.
Morales was eventually elected prosecutor general by the Supreme Court in December last year after a long stalemate in the court, which was unable to agree on a candidate.