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OAS deploys 75 observers for second-round presidential election in El Salvador

  March 5, 2014

The Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Organization of American States (OAS) in El Salvador, headed by lawyer and former Bolivian Foreign Minister Gustavo Fernández Saavedra, started its final deployment for the March 9 presidential election.

The Mission, composed by 75 international observers from 22 OAS Member States and Permanent Observers, is already present in the 14 departments of the country. During the week before the election, the Chief of Mission designated by the Secretary General of the hemispheric institution, José Miguel Insulza, expects to meet with electoral authorities, government representatives, presidential candidates, political analysts, members of the international community, as well as other political and social actors.

International observers deployed along the national territory will also hold meetings with departmental electoral authorities, political parties and citizens in general. This will allow the EOM to gather up-to-date information regarding the ongoing electoral process, which will later be translated into recommendations aimed towards the strengthening of the Salvadorian electoral system.

The EOM/OAS trusts that the upcoming elections will renew the peaceful and calm atmosphere that reigned during the February 2 elections. At the same time, the EOM is confident that the electoral authorities, political parties, and candidates will ratify their democratic spirit once again and calls all Salvadorians to go to the polls to elect the next President of El Salvador.

For more information, please visit the OAS Website at

Reference: E-075/14