One month after polls took place, El Salvador’s rival parties are still disputing the results of the Central American country’s national elections. On Wednesday, March 25, the Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) began opening more than 200 ballot boxes in the San Salvador department to determine which party obtained the final seat. The Democratic Change (CD) party challenged an initial vote count after the results in the race for congress in the department were published on Sunday, March 22, almost one month after the election date. “The review in San Salvador could impact” the results, TSE Judge Fernando Argüello Téllez told press.
According to the official results, the CD came 74 votes short of obtaining a single seat in the Legislative Assembly, while the number of annulled votes was roughly 350.
Mauricio Vargas of the National Republican Alliance (ARENA) party has already proclaimed himself winner, but the CD’s Douglas Avilés refused to concede victory without a recount.
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