Groups gather to applaud electoral authority


Photo: ContraPunto

Photo: ContraPunto

Yesterday morning, with the final vote count finally finished, social movement organizations and civil society groups gathered at the Salvador del Mundo monument in San Salvador to celebrate that the count was finished and to demand that the country’s democratic institutions be respected.

They also congratulated the country’s electoral authority the Supreme Electoral Tribunal for its labors.  “Never in the history of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal has there been so much information [available], nor such a non-partisan exercise of jurisdiction. Now, we are only asking that the people’s will be respected,” said Silvia Guillen, Executive Director of the Foundation for the Study of the Application of Law (FESPAD), a research organization and legal aid clinic.  Read a Spanish-language article about the gathering on the digital news source ContraPunto.

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