Elections: Technical issues: votes recounted in El Salvador | EUROtoday
Technical issues: votes recounted in El Salvador
Many votes within the presidential and parliamentary elections in El Salvador need to be recounted. The controversial head of state Nayib Bukele has already declared himself the winner of the election.
A big proportion of the votes forged within the presidential and parliamentary elections in El Salvador should be recounted. Due to technical issues, nearly 30 p.c of the poll packing containers used for the presidential election and all poll packing containers used within the parliamentary election within the Central American nation must be checked, introduced the President of the Supreme Electoral Court, Dora Martínez.
After 70 p.c of the votes have been counted, the controversial head of state Nayib Bukele was within the lead with 83 p.c. Since then, nonetheless, the outcomes haven’t been up to date within the electoral authority's digital system. In the parliamentary election, the delays have been much more severe: solely 5 p.c of the votes have been counted to date. Media reported issues resembling voice duplication when importing knowledge to the digital system.
President Bukele had already declared himself the winner of the election earlier than the primary outcomes have been introduced. In addition, his social gathering Nuevas Ideas (New Ideas) received a minimum of 58 of the 60 seats in parliament, he introduced. The conservative head of state is understood for his powerful strategy to crime and his authoritarian course. El Salvador's structure really prohibits the direct re-election of the president. However, constitutional judges loyal to the federal government allowed Bukele to run.