Mary O’Grady names Guatemala as Central America’s Next Flashpoint, and a leftist group is on the rise, demanding that no elections be held (emphasis added),
Its leadership includes Edgar Gutiérrez, an ally of the Marxist guerrilla movement during the Cold War, and Juan Alberto Fuentes Knight, the chairman of Oxfam International.
Semilla’s plan is outlined in a July document titled “In the face of the corruption of the democracy, let’s construct a Government of National Renewal.” It says that the country’s political system is too corrupt to hold fair elections on Sept. 6. Semilla complains, among other things, that an electoral reform that it favored—which included gender and racial quotas for Congress—has not become law. “In these conditions, we don’t want elections,” the document says.
Instead, Semilla wants to oust the president and create a new “national unity government” with a vice president chosen “with the solid backing of civil society.” In other words, Congress can choose the next vice president as long as Semilla’s unelected activists approve.
In pain words, a coup.