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More than 4,000 voters excluded from Panama’s electoral roll

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  • Thu, 09/20/2018 - 15:51
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A total of 4,202 voters have been excluded from the electoral roll after impeachment processes within the framework of a purging of the list in the face of the general elections of May 2019, the Electoral Tribunal (TE) reported today.

The preliminary electoral roll, with more than 2.7 million voters, was published last May 15 and from that moment a period was opened for claims and challenges to be presented.

The TE reported Wednesday that until the first half of this September, 11,495 challenges, of which 1,216 were outright rejected, were processed in public hearings.

The processes of the 10,278 admitted challenges resulted in: 4,202 voters being excluded from the electoral roll; 5,819 remaining in the electoral roll and that inspection reports be ordered to 257 voters, the Court said.

It is expected that the voter registry will be fully refined and ready for publication on February 6, 2019, according to official information.

A total of 1,722 people will be elected in the Panamanian general elections of May 2019 to hold public office, including main and alternates, the TE reported last March.

The election includes: president and vice president of the country, 71 deputies to the National Assembly (AN) and 20 to the Central American Parliament (Parlacen) with their respective alternates.

81 mayors, 679 township representatives and 9 councilors will also be elected. All these main positions have their substitutes.

 

Source: EFE

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