Electoral Code Reformed.

Original Language Title: REFÓRMASE EL CÓDIGO ELECTORAL.

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LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY-REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR ____________________________________________________________________

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DECREE NO 869

THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR,

CONSIDERING:

I.-That the Constitution of the Republic establishes in Article 72, that it is the political rights of the citizen to exercise suffrage; to associate to constitute Political Parties in accordance with the Law and to enter them constituted; and to opt for public office complying with the requirements determining the Constitution and the Laws Secondary.

II.-That Article 160 of the Electoral Code states that the application for registration of lists of candidates to the Legislative Assembly or to the Legislative Assembly or non-party candidates shall be submitted to the Supreme Court Electoral, accompanied by documents that check the requirements required by the Constitution of the Republic and the Electoral Code.

III.-That with the purpose of promoting greater political participation, and facilitating the fulfillment of the requirements to run for popular election charges within legal deadlines, is It is necessary to issue the following Transitional Reform.

BY TANTO,

in use of its Constitutional powers and at the initiative of the Deputies Guadalupe Antonio Vázquez, Lorenzo Rivas Echeverria, Carlos Walter Guzmán Coto, Francisco José Zablah Safie, Mario Alberto Tenorio Guerrero, Cesar Humberto Garcia Aguilera, Manuel Rigoberto Soto Lazo, Jesus Grande, Rubio Ronald Rivas Recinos, Melvin David Gonzalez Bonilla, Jose Rinaldo Garzona Villeda, and Deputy Ana Vilma Castro de Cabrera.

DECRETA the following:

TRANSITIONAL ELECTORAL CODE REFORM FOR THE 2015 ELECTIONS

Art. 1.-Reform the literal (d) and add an end point to Article 160 as follows:

" d) Certification of the birth or death certificate, if any, of the parent or the candidate or candidate postulate, or of the candidate. a resolution granting the quality of El Salvador or El Salvador to any of the same; "

" Candidates or candidates who have been entered by the Tribunal to participate in any election of the same class, in any of the the last three electoral processes, they shall not be required to present the documents referred to in the letters (a) and (d) of this Article for the provision of the Court of Justice with such information. "

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Art. 2.-This Decree shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE HALL OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, at the twentieth day of the month of November of the year two thousand fourteen.

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 twenty-seventh day of the month of November of the year two thousand fourteen.

PUBESVIESE,

Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President of the Republic.

Ramón Aristides Valencia Arana, Minister of Governance and Territorial Development.

D. O. No. 222 Took No. 405 Date: November 27, 2014.

LM/JQ 19-12-2014

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