United Nations calls on all parties to respect the vote count

The United Nations System in El Salvador, at the conclusion of the second round of presidential elections on Sunday, March 9, 2014:

Congratulates the Salvadoran population for exercising their right to elect their highest authorities, in a collective, civic and peaceful manner. This overwhelming participation, which exceeded 60 % of the electoral register, shows the firm intention of the Salvadoran people to strengthen its democratic system and deepen the political and institutional progress made since the signing of the Peace Accords.
Expresses confidence in the functioning of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and other national institutions responsible for managing the process, insuring proper operation, and resolving any differences and determining the presidential ticket that Salvadorans have chosen to lead the country during the next five years. International observers have noted that both electoral events held this year have been handled in a transparent manner, with high efficiency and timely information to all political parties, media and national and international observers.
Calls on all political actors to respect and enforce the constitutionally established by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and to follow properly all procedures established by the electoral law to bring this process to a just conclusion with the final counting of votes.
Additionally, urges political parties to maintain a cautious approach in the sense of providing the necessary space the institutions need to determine, with certainty, the final result, in order to insure maximum transparency in the electoral exercise conducted both on February 2 , and March.
Invites the political, economic and social forces to resume dialogue and consensus to build the necessary agreements needed to promote the human development the country desires.
(Informal translation) read the original in Spanish here

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