U.S. Congressman applauds the Electoral Tribunal for final vote count

By CISPES

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Rep. Jim Moran (D-VA) issued this bilingual statement  congratulating the Salvadoran people on their democratic election, applauding the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for its impartial and transparent management of the elections – especially the final vote count – and expressing his enthusiasm to continue good relations with El Salvador’s next president.

Read his full statement below:

Moran Praises Democratic Progress in El Salvador

Washington D.C. — Representative Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Interior Subcommittee and senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, today released the following statement on the results of El Salvador’s recent Presidential elections:

“I wish to congratulate the Salvadoran people for their robust and peaceful participation in Sunday’s presidential election. Their commitment to the democratic process is inspiring and will strengthen the nation going forward.

“I was heartened by reports from numerous international observer missions, including the Organization of American States, that the March 9th election was carried out with high degrees of transparency and efficiency, without fraud, representing a positive evolution in El Salvador’s democratic history.

“The Supreme Electoral Tribunal, El Salvador’s highest electoral authority, should be applauded for their efforts to shepherd the country through a tense period while the final vote count was being carried out. The Tribunal has shown a high degree of impartiality, respect for all parties and openness to the public, the media and the international community. It is important that all political actors accept the results once they are made official.

“I look forward to the U.S. continuing its strong partnership with El Salvador and the country’s incoming president.”

Moran Aclama Progreso Democrático en El Salvador

Washington D.C. — Representante Jim Moran, Demócrata por Virginia, congresista de mayor rango del Subcomité de Asignaciones del Interior en la Cámara de Representantes y alto miembro del Subcomité de Asignaciones para la Defensa, presentó hoy la siguiente declaración sobre los resultados de las recientes elecciones presidenciales de El Salvador:

“Deseo felicitar al pueblo salvadoreño por su fuerte y pacífica participación en la elección presidencial del pasado domingo. Su compromiso al proceso democrático es inspirador y fortalecerá al país en los años venideros.

Han sido alentadores para mí los reportes de numerosas misiones de observadores internacionales, incluyendo la misión de la Organización de Estados Americanos, que señalan que la elección del 9 de marzo se desarrolló con altos grados de transparencia y eficacia, sin fraude, representando así una evolución positiva en la historia democrática de El Salvador.

El Tribunal Suprema Electoral, la máxima autoridad electoral de El Salvador, debe ser aclamada por su esfuerzo de guiar al país durante el periodo tenso en el que se llevó a cabo el conteo final. El Tribunal ha mostrado un alto grado de imparcialidad, respeto para todos los partidos, y transparencia para el público, la prensa, y la comunidad internacional. Es importante que todos los actores políticos acepten los resultados una vez que éstos sean anunciados oficialmente.

Espero con entusiasmo la continuación de la fuerte alianza de Estados Unidos con El Salvador y su presidente entrante.”

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