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1. Decree No. 870 the Legislative Assembly of the Republic of EL SALVADOR, considering: I.-that through Legislative Decree N ° 413, dated 3 July 2013, published in the official journal N ° 138, Tome N ° 400, July 26, 2013, was issued the Electoral Code.
II.-that the article 131 article 5 of the Constitution, established the Faculty of this Legislative Assembly of authentically interpreting the law.
III.-that the article 209 of the Constitution of the Republic, says that the law shall establish the necessary organizations for reception, count and control of votes and other activities relating to suffrage and shall ensure that they are integrated so that does not prevail in them no party or coalition of parties.
IV. that article 116 of the Electoral Code establishes the prohibition of more than one member in electoral management bodies of a party or coalition of parties.
V that the current drafting of article 116 of the Electoral Code, you can generate confusion at the time of establishing the integration of departmental and municipal electoral boards, generating predominance of a party or coalition of parties, in any of these bodies, which would be contrary to the provisions of article 209 of the Constitution.
VI.-that to effect of ensuring compliance with article 209 of the Constitution, it is necessary to authentically interpret article 116 of the Electoral Code to facilitate and to delimit their application.
Therefore, use of his constitutional powers and at the initiative of the Deputy Jackeline Noemi Rivera Avalos and Deputy Carlos Walter Guzman Coto.
Decree: Article 1.-be authentically interpreted article 116 of the code Electoral, issued by Legislative Decree N ° 413, dated 3 July 2013, published in the official journal N ° 138, take N ° 400, July 26, 2013, in the sense that coalitions of political parties, may only appoint an owner representative and respective alternate, by Coalition , in the integration of the departmental electoral boards, regardless that this only applies to an election, either it is presidential election of Deputies and deputies to the Central American Parliament, and deputies and deputies to the Legislative Assembly; and, in the municipal electoral boards, 2 independently that this only applied to a choice, either is presidential and municipal councils.
Article 2.-the authentic interpretation related is incorporated into the text of the Electoral Code.
Article 3.-this Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the official journal.
GIVEN in the blue room of the Legislative Palace: San Salvador, on the twentieth day of the month of November in the year two thousand fourteen.
OTHON SIGFRIDO REYES MORALES, PRESIDENT.
ENRIQUE ALBERTO LUIS VALDEZ SOTO, GUILLERMO ANTONIO GALLEGOS NAVARRETE, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
JOSE FRANCISCO MERINO LÓPEZ, LORRAINE GUADALUPE PENA MENDOZA, THIRD VICE PRESIDENT. FOURTH VICE PRESIDENT.
CARLOS ARMANDO REYES RAMOS, FIFTH VICE PRESIDENT.
WILLIAM FRANCISCO MATA BENNETT, MANUEL VICENTE MENJIVAR ESQUIVEL, FIRST SECRETARY. SECOND SECRETARY.
SANDRA MARLENE SALGADO GARCÍA, JOSÉ RAFAEL MACHUCA ZELAYA, THIRD SECRETARY. FOURTH SECRETARY.
IRMA PALACIOS LOURDES VASQUEZ, ERNESTO ANTONIO ANGLE MILE, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH SECRETARY.
FRANCISCO JOSE ZABLAH SAFIE, JOSE SERAFIN RODRIGUEZ ORANTES, SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Presidential House: San Salvador, twenty-seven days of the month of November in the year two thousand fourteen.
3 published, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, President of the Republic.
Ramon Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of the Interior and Territorial Development.
D. o. No. 222 volume no. 405 date: November 27, 2014 LM/adar 22-12-2014 legislative index
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