Four alternate TSE judges step down from the electoral process

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By LatAm Reports Editor

The Lighthouse released a letter from the four alternates in which they denounced that the highest electoral authority was making unconsulted decisions.

The Lighthouse released a letter from the four alternates in which they denounced that the highest electoral authority was making inconsulted decisions.

In the midst of the day of counting manual votes for the election of deputies held in the Adolfo Pineda gymnasium, four of the five alternate judges would have disasso themselves from the electoral process carried out on 4 February, in the midst of multiple complaints of irregularities.

According to information released by El Faro, the alternate judges addressed a letter to the proprietary magistrates on Sunday, February 11, in which they disasso themselves from the process arguing that the highest electoral authority has made unconsulted decisions.

Previously this group would have addressed a document to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) warning of various anomalies that occurred during the election day, including a crisis in the formation of the Vote Receiving Boards, because its original members were supplanted by 80% according to data presented by the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) of the Centre for Training and Promotion of Democracy (CECADE).

While the vote counting was taking place, the presiding judge, Dora de Barahona, was questioned about this situation; however, she avoided giving statements on the matter.

The day of the scrutiny of the legislative votes began in the afternoon of Sunday afternoon, although the TSE stated that a vote by vote would be reviewed, no null or contested votes could be requalified.

For this day it is planned to work for 24 hours in two 12-hour shifts.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in El Salvador