Observers in the news
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:
Virginia Senators Tim Kaine and Marc Warner sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday, January 24, asking him to, “[make] clear that the U.S. government will work closely with any candidate who wins fair elections.” Their letter affirmed that doing this would be a step towards supporting a “free, fair and transparent vote.”
Virginia is home to 123,800 Salvadorans. The 2014 presidential election will be the first election in El Salvador in which Salvadorans living abroad can participate through absentee voting.