Election Results: Municipal Elections

As of Friday night (January 23), the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced the final results from the January 18 Legislative and Municipal Elections.

259 of the 262 municipal elections have been called. The results stand as such:

Municipal Elections Results

Municipal Elections Results

The new municipalities the FMLN won means it now governs 3 million Salvadorans, roughly half the population.

The three undeclared municipalities are San Agustín (Usultán), San Simón (Morazán), and San Isidro (Cabañas).

The FLMN and ARENA tied in San Agustín, each winning 877 votes on January 18. There will be a runoff election between the two party on February 1.

The TSE investigated the results from four municipalities where the winning margin was small and could be overturned by the contested votes. However, the TSE declared ARENA to win all four municipalities: Olocuilta (La Paz), San Cayetano Istepeque (San Vicente), Concepción Quezaltepeque (Chalatenango), and El Carmen (La Unión).

The mayors will take office on May 1, 2009 and will govern until April 30, 2012.

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

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