Delays still reported at polling stations in El Salvador
San Salvador, Feb 28 (Prensa Latina) The legislative and municipal elections in El Salvador are taking place on Sunday with a delay in several polling stations that mainly affect vulnerable people.
Nearly an hour after the official opening of the centers, many remained closed and there were long lines of voters outside, mostly senior citizens, who were waiting to exercise their right to vote.
Senior citizens and people with mobility problems are prioritized to vote, above all due to the high risk of contagion with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes Covid-19, despite the biosecurity protocols established for the elections.
The situation has raised unrest among voters, some of whom abandoned the lines due to the delays at the polling stations.
Some 5.3 million Salvadorans were called to elect 84 lawmakers to the Legislative Assembly (Parliament), 20 members of the Central American Parliament, and 262 heads of municipal councils for the 2021-2024 period.
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