The European Union, the Organization of American States and the United States are preparing to monitor the El Salvador elections

This content was posted on January 29, 2021 – 00:15

San Salvador, January 28th (EFE). The diplomatic representatives of the United States, the European Union and the Organization of American States (OAS) met this Thursday to discuss monitoring the legislative and municipal elections on February 28th. In El Salvador.

The Chargé d’Affairs of the United States Embassy and the current head of the country’s diplomatic mission in El Salvador, Brendan O’Brien, informed of his social networks about the appointment, which included the representation of the United Kingdom and Canada.

He indicated that it was planned to “work together and ensure free, fair and transparent elections on February 28th in El Salvador.”

In his networks, the ambassador of the European Union, Andrew Basoles, explained that the meeting was called by O’Brien, adding that the “common goal” is “to contribute from absolute neutrality.”

None of the attendees revealed further details of the topics discussed at the meeting.

The Central American country is still a month away from holding elections in which residents will decide whether to give control of the Legislative Assembly to parties close to President Naguib Boukil or maintain the opposition majority.

Recent polls released have given a major advantage to the New Ideas (NI) party, which was founded by the Buckley movement and led by its cousin.

“New ideas have been incorporated as the first force,” said Oscar Picardo, director of the Center for Citizen Studies (CEC) at the private University of Francisco Gavidia (UFG), recently when announcing a survey.

The expert pointed out that 60% of those surveyed indicated that they would vote for the NI party for mayors and 64.7% to take their candidates to the legislature.

The Supreme Election Court is amending the details of conducting the elections, and this Thursday it received 90 boxes containing 900 kilograms of indelible ink that will be used to distinguish citizens who vote. EFE

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