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22 de Jan de 2021

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Vote-selling reports at the PRD primary

Many PRD sympathizers arrived early to the different voting polls to cast their vote, but were turned away from the tables because their...

Many PRD sympathizers arrived early to the different voting polls to cast their vote, but were turned away from the tables because their names did not appear in the list of voters, to their dismay and disappointment.

PRD members were voting to select the party’s candidates for neighborhood representatives, legislators, mayors and the Presidency of the Republic. Officers from the Electoral Tribunal were keeping an eye on the proceedings to guarantee their soundness.

The pre-candidate to legislator for the district of Chame, Franz Wever was accused by his rival Enrique “Quique” Flórez of paying $20 per vote in the Laguna sector, a charge that he vehemently denied during a television interview. “This is a dirty trick that my enemies are playing on me.” Wever, in recent years has had numerous battles with sporting administrators over dubious calls he has made.

Meanwhile, there were reports about ballots being misprinted with the name of one neighborhood representative being printed three times, while the photograph and name of his rival was omitted altogether. The woman in question was completely devastated by the mistake that ruined her chances of being elected.

The pre-candidates to the Presidency of the Republic: Juan Carlos Navarro, Balbina Herrera and Laurentino Cortizo went to different polling centers trying to win undecided voters.

The rivalry between Navarro and Herrera during the campaign period was savage, especially after one of Navarro’s political television commercials was taken off air by the Electoral Tribunal on the grounds that it used an image of Herrera without her permission. Between the two of them they spent around $3.1 million in propaganda. Cortizo has kept a low profile.

The official results of the primaries will be made public today or on Tuesday morning.