MEP is appointed head of the Electoral Observation Mission for El Salvador

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Carlos Iturgaiz, head of the EU EOM.
Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The EU has deployed an Election Observation Mission (MOE UE) in El Salvador to monitor the presidential elections to be held next 3 February.

The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and vice president of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, He named Carlos Iturgaiz, Member of European Parliament, as head of the Electoral Observation Mission of the European Union in El Salvador. Chief Observer, Carlos Iturgaiz, visit El Salvador next 21 January for meetings with key players in the electoral process.

The High Representative and Vice-President, Federica Mogherini, he stated: "The EU was invited to observe the elections in El Salvador, After the successful experience 2018. This illustrates the quality of relations between the EU and El Salvador. Electoral Observation Mission of the EU, under the leadership of Chief Observer, Carlos Iturgaiz, will make an important contribution to the electoral process. We also hope to continue working with El Salvador in implementing the recommendations of the observation mission ".

Carlos Iturgaiz, meanwhile, he stated: "I am honored to lead the Election Observation Mission of the EU again in El Salvador. These elections are very important, since its results will determine who will be the new Head of State and Government of El Salvador over the next 5 years. Again we hope to contribute to a credible electoral process, transparent and inclusive through our unbiased and objective evaluation ".

The core team of the Electoral Observation Mission, composed by 9 analysts, He arrived in San Salvador 26 from December to 2018. This team will remain in the country until the completion of the electoral process and prepare a comprehensive report.

The 2 of January of 2019, They joined the core team 28 long-term observers who have been deployed throughout the country. Additionally, 28 short-term observers, They will deploy the 27 of January of 2019.