The Salvadorian people on Thursday still awaited the official results of Sunday”s elections, but they have witnessed several allegations of irregularities that have followed the voting. The Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) has not so far issued detailed reports about the development of the process, which was delayed in its beginning and it is expected to end on Friday or Saturday. Vote counting is taking place at an exclusive hotel in San Salvador, and according to press reports, the contract will expire on Friday, forcing to move the process to the TSE building if it takes longer. The police have reinforced security in the hotel, in face of the arrival until Wednesday of many candidates to mayors, generally accompanied by followers, to present allegations of irregularities.
According to preliminary results, in some of 262 mayor’s offices, winners’ advantages are minimum, even in one is from one vote and in another, there is a tie between two candidates.
In the legislative elections, the Nationalist Republican Alliance preliminarily got 33 seats and the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, 31, in a parliament of 84 seats. The Grand National Alliance was third, with 11, Concertacion Nacional, six, Cambio Democratico and Esperanza, one, as well as a Concertacion coalition and the latter.