Less than a year before the El Salvador general election, the US Embassy met with a TSE magistrate. / @TSEE El Salvador.
A Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) magistrate met with William Duncan, the U.S. ambassador to El Salvador, this Friday. Kevin Mills, Second Secretary of the Political Bureau, and Jeremy Williammy, Director of the Department of Democracy and Governance at the US Embassy.
The TSE is supported by the U.S. Government through the United States Agency for Development (USAID), the Consortium and Association to Strengthen the Electoral and Political Process (CEPPS), the National Institute for Democracy (NDI), the International Republic Institute (IRI) and the International Electoral System Foundation ( IFES) USA.
According to the TSE’s Twitter account, the meeting allowed the magistrates to “publish progress in implementing general election plans and election calendars” for both domestic and international elections.
US Ambassador William Duncan with Dora Esmeralda de Barahona, president of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. / @TSEE El Salvador.
In early February, the magistrate met with political adviser Elias Baumann, Kevin Mills, second secretary of the Department of Political Affairs, and Matthew Reese, deputy director of USAID. Jeremy Willamy, Director of the Department of Democracy and Government. Democracy leader Bruce Kay. Among the organizations, Jorge Ceballos, Consortium for Strengthening Electoral and Political Processes. Representative of IRI, IFES America, CEPPS and DNI.
Last Wednesday, the Legislative Assembly repealed Section 291-A of the Elections Act, removing a ban on approval of electoral reforms that aren’t “strictly” necessary. Nuevas Ideas said the aim of the reform was not to limit the passive and active suffrage rights of Salvadorans inside and outside the country’s territory.
El Salvador’s electoral process elects the President and Vice President of the Republic, the Legislative Assembly, the Central American Congress, and the Local Assembly. For the first time, electronic voting applies only to El Salvadorans abroad.
Elections will run from Saturday, January 6, 2024 through Sunday, March 3, 2024. One of his hallmarks of the election is that the Salvadoran president is eager for immediate re-election, with majority support despite facing criticism, according to polls. From opponents and legal scholars who argue that immediate re-election is unconstitutional. Previously, the last Salvadoran president to seek re-election in El Salvador after the 1939 constitutional amendment was his 1943 Maximiliano his Hernández his Martínez 80 years ago.
Kevin Mills, Second Secretary of the Office of Political Affairs.
Jeremy Williammee, Director of USAID’s Office of Democracy and Governance.
Source: Diario Elmundo