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OAS Electoral Observation Mission Arrives in Guatemala for a Preliminary Visit

  May 7, 2019

The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (OAS) for the upcoming elections in Guatemala (general and for the Central American Parliament) arrives today in the Central American country for a preliminary visit.

In the coming days, the Chief of the Mission, former President of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Solis, will meet with electoral authorities, the Government, the Supreme Court, the Constitutional Court, candidates and other actors, in order to learn their impressions about the electoral process . The Mission will request meetings with all the candidates and political actors.

This is the second time that the Mission is in Guatemala before the general deployment, which will begin on June 5.

The June 16 election is the nineteenth that the OAS observes in Guatemala since the first one, which occurred in 1970.

Reference: E-028/19