Reform The Article 186 Of The Electoral Code, Incorporating A Literal "f".

Original Language Title: Refórmase el Art. 186, del CÓDIGO ELECTORAL, incorporando un literal "f".

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR ____________________________________________________________________

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DECREE NO 885

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That Article 209 of the Constitution provides that the Law shall establish the necessary bodies for the reception, counting and audit of votes and other activities concerning the suffrage and shall ensure that they are integrated in such a way that no party or coalition of parties predominate in them.

II. Article 186 of the Electoral Code sets out the characteristics of the ballot papers.

III.-That there are coalitions and allow the list to be repeated in each of the parties that are going to be in place, with the system of preferences, These would be duplicated, so in order to avoid duplicity of preferences for the same candidate, when there are coalitions, a reform of the aforementioned article needs to be done.

BY TANT,

in use of their Constitutional powers and on the initiative of the Deputy Jackeline Noemy Rivera Avalos and the Deputies Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero and Jose Dennis Cordova.

DECRETA the following:

ELECTORAL CODE REFORM

Art. 1.-Add the letter "f" to Article 186, as follows:

" f) In case of coalitions for Elections of Deputies, the flag of the coalition or the flags of the parties in the coalition and below the photograph and the name of the each of the candidates or candidates in the order in which they were proposed by the coalition, in the space corresponding to the political party that would have obtained the least number according to the draw made in the literal "a" of this article. It must also have a space for the citizen to be able to mark, if he so wishes, the candidate or candidate to whom he gives preference. In no case may the names, photographs and flags be printed on the same ballot more than once. "

Art. 2.-This Decree will enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the four days of December of two thousand fourteen.

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OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.

ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, FIRST VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT.

JOSÉ FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORENA GUADALUPE PEÑA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE-PRESIDENT.

CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.

GUILLERMO FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJÍVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.

SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.

IRMA LOURDES PALACIOS VÁSQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGULO MILLA, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.

FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN ORANTES RODRIGUEZ, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.

CASA PRESIDENTIAL: San Salvador, at the eleven days of the month of December of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESQUIESE,

Oscar Samuel Ortiz Ascencio, Vice President of the Republic,

Charged with the Presidential Office.

Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of Government and Territorial Development.

D. O. No 232 Took # 405 Date: December 11, 2014

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