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UNIORE mission observes general elections in Costa Rica

Fecha: (5/3/2018 10:47:23 AM)

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San José, Costa Rica. At the invitation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), a mission of the Inter-American Union of Electoral Bodies (UNIORE) observed the general elections that took place on February 4, 2018. Prior to the elections, there were a series of academic and training activities relating to the event and on election day members of the mission visited San José, Puntarenas, Limón and the “Los Santos” zone from the opening of the polling places until their close. After their visits, the members met to make an evaluation and their recommendations to the TSE, which was congratulated, along with the citizenry on the calm and security in which the elections were held.

The mission was comprised of magistrates and staff of UNIORE member bodies from Antigua & Barbuda, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico and Santa Lucía. Also participating were the Executive Director and technical staff of IIHR/CAPEL, Executive Secretariat of the regional associations of electoral bodies – the Protocols of Tikal and Quito- and UNIORE.

In addition, at the request of the TSE, some of the members of the mission who were in Ecuador to observe the Popular Consultation and Referendum, held on the same day as the Costa Rican elections, witnessed the voting in the Costa Rican Consulate in Quito. This group was composed of Román Jáquez, President of the Superior Electoral Tribunal of the Dominican Republic; Félix Ortega de la Torre, Advisor to the President of the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status of Peru, and Sofía Vincenzi, Coordinator of Operations of CAPEL.