They elect a new student representative to the CSU of the National University: a quorum is completed for the election of the rector in charge

Luc Williams

The National University has a new student representative. This is Laura Quevedo, who will now be part of the Higher University Council (CSU), replacing Sara Jiménez, after her resignation in recent days.

With the arrival of Quevedo to the CSU, the quorum required to appoint a rector in charge is completedwhile the complex governance problem that the educational institution is going through is solved.

The election saw the participation of 6,928 students, although the total population eligible to vote was 56,673. In that sense, It was one of the elections with the lowest participation in history. Quevedo will land at the CSU, where it will be decided whether or not a rector in charge of the National University will be appointed.

To validate her claim, the citizen contributed to the protection claim the certification that accredits her as a service provider in this educational institution since April 1, 2003, linked through an administrative career in the specialized professional position. However, according to the Eighth Criminal Judge of the Circuit for Adolescents with Knowledge Function of Bogotá, Diana Marcela Cruz, “The citizen is not legitimately active to achieve the protection of the rights of the university, especially when she did not specify whether she had the power to carry out such action.”

For this reason, “this official considers that to achieve protection of the right of legal personality claimed, this would not be the appropriate mechanism, since the ordinary defense mechanism to request the protection of collective rights would be popular action.”

Given this scenario, the judge declared inadmissible the protection requested for the rights to work, health, vital minimum and legal status claimed by Johana Castiblanco, in accordance with the judge's ruling.

According to the plaintiff, The Superior Council of the National University has not carried out the enforceable administrative acts that give certainty to the university community and Colombians that José Ismael Peña is duly installed as rector. For this reason, it requested that the Superior Council of the institution be ordered to designate a legal representative that allows the National University to exercise rights and obligations before third parties, guarantee the exercise of public function and the exercise of the organization of the expenditure of the authorities of the


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