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OAS to Observe Legislative and Municipal Elections in El Salvador

  January 30, 2018

OAS to Observe Legislative and Municipal Elections in El Salvador
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The Organization of American States (OAS) will send an Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the March 4 legislative and municipal elections in El Salvador, according to the agreement signed today at the headquarters of the Organization in Washington, DC, by Secretary General Luis Almagro and the Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the OAS, Carlos Calles.

After signing the document, Ambassador Calles highlighted the commitment of the hemispheric institution to strengthening democracy in the region. "Personally, I am happy to sign this agreement with you, Secretary General, we know about your integrity and your commitment to strengthening the OAS, and we believe that these observation missions help all of us to improve this exercise of the Organization to which we belong and to which we all owe so much," said the Salvadoran diplomat.

For his part, Secretary General Almagro focused on the contribution of the EOMs to the electoral processes in member states. "The Mission will be composed of diverse specialists that will observe substantive aspects of the process in areas such as electoral organization and technology, political financing, gender equality, and electoral justice," said Almagro.

The Chief of the Mission will be Uruguayan Juan Pablo Corlazzoli, in a process in which 84 deputies and the members of 262 municipal councils will be elected.

Reference: FNE-73175