Elections Monitoring

Since the signing of the Peace Accords in 1992, the Salvadoran popular movement has fought to build democratic systems that can become an instrument of social change and continues to call on international election observers to monitor for electoral fraud and bear witness to the consolidation of the country’s democratic institutions.

As part of our accompaniment work, CISPES has observed every election in El Salvador since the end of the war. Since the presidential victory of the FMLN in 2009, we have observed a series of hopeful reforms that have expanded participation in the electoral process and increased transparency; however, the gains are fragile and the need for solidarity remains, as the right-wing opposition continues to attack the country’s democratic institutions. 
 

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El Salvador's Water Forum holds a press conference on October 22 to warn of monopolies embedded in the government-proposed Water Resources Law. Image Credit: Foro del Agua.

Sonia Urrutia Secretary-General of FESTRAJUSAL and representative of the Popular Resistance Bloc (BRP) speaks at Oct. 17 national mobilization

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Protesters gather on October 17 in the center of San Salvador to denounce abuses of the Bukele administration

October 17: More than 4,000 people gather in San Salvador to protest abuses of the Bukele administration. Image credit: Bloque de Resistencia y Rebeldía Popular