24 de Feb de 2020

Nacional

OAS: 95 percent of normalcy in elections

In their first report, the international delegation of electoral observers from the OAS announced that elections are being held with a 9...

In their first report, the international delegation of electoral observers from the OAS announced that elections are being held with a 95 percent of normalcy in Panama. The incident registered in the Simon Urbina school in Colon, “where armed people entered a voting center and a shooting ensued,” constitutes an exception.

In a press conference, the head of the OAS delegation, Jose Octavio Bordon, said that the situation was quickly put under control by authorities.

He also said that voting centers under observation opened on average at 7:03 a.m., and 98 percent had the adequate materials. Electoral tribunal representatives were present in all of them.

Similarly, he added that 98 percent of the centers had some police presence.