Campaigning for the March 4 legislative and municipal elections in El Salvador is taking place peacefully and all signs indicate the balloting and its aftermath also will unfold smoothly, the head of the European Union’s Election Observation Mission to that country told EFE on Thursday. Spain’s Carlos Iturgaiz, a member of the European Parliament, said his delegation had not registered any confrontations and that the anomalies that had been detected were negligible or very small. “The campaign is being carried out amid a great deal of tranquility … the EU’s mission has been here for a month and so far no confrontations have been observed,” he added.
“There have been no major complaints or serious problems, and this gives us a sense of normalcy and calm, which we expect will be reflected on March 4 and the days to follow, after the results are in,” Iturgaiz said.
The MEP termed as positive two election simulations that El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) has conducted with the aim of spotting any potential flaws or mismanagement.