More than 4,000 observers will monitor elections

by CISPES

According to an article in El Universal, more than 4,000 observers have been accredited by El Salvador’s electoral authority, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal, to monitor the country’s February 2 presidential elections, as well as pre- and post-electoral activities. Of these, 2,318 are national Salvadoran observers and 1,830 are international observers. International observers will come from official missions of the Organization of American States, European Union, Inter-American Union of Electoral Organisms, Council of Latin American Electoral Experts, and the International Federation of Lawyers, as well as groups invited by Salvadoran civil society organizations, including the CISPES, U.S.-El Salvador Sister Cities and SHARE Foundation observer delegations.  All observers are accredited and trained by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal to help guarantee the transparency of the electoral process.

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