By 18 votes to 2, Minister Guillermo Silva Gundelach beat Lamberto Cisternas as the next president of the Supreme Court.
The vote of the highest court of the country left no room for surprise, and the magistrates maintained the tradition, surrendering their votes to the first seniority.
«It primed a long tradition, it’s a very special day for me. It’s the culmination of a long judicial career. I never thought I would be in this position, but fate is like this,» said the Supreme’s choice in the 2020-2022 biennium.
Cisternas attempted to move the board of the highest court and ran for the presidency of the Court, being seventh in the ladder. She got only her vote and that of Minister Angela Vivanco.
In this regard, Silva dedramatized the competition, noting that «I have always had excellent relations with Minister Cisternas. We have never had a problem and have always had very friendly relationships and they will remain the same as always.»
Haroldo Brito’s successor else pointed out that «he made use of a right, tried to break a tradition that in my opinion is very difficult to break it, but he has to remain calm because at least he tried.»