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Disruption in San Isidro

The January 18 municipal and legislative elections in San Isidro, Cabañas, were suspended after the political parties PDC, PCN, ARENA, and CD reported fraud and suspected foreign voters.

The election was halted in the morning and postponed until a week later, January 25.  To increase control and avoid further disruptions, the polling place was moved to the Centro Escolar de San Isidro. The National Civil Police deployed 300 officers and set up checkpoints along the road to the polls to ensure there weren’t any violent confrontations between the different parties.

There was a low turnout on the rescheduled day for the election, with only 3,385 of the 6,605 registered voters going to the polls.

Posted by Leslie O’Bray, Grassroots Education and Advocacy Intern


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