The process under El Salvador's electoral code continues. Before El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) can ratify Salvador Sanchez Ceren's election as El Salvador's next president, it must address several timely filed petitions from ARENA to set aside the election results.
According to La Prensa Grafica, the petitions include:
- A petition to set aside the election because there was no vote by vote recount and no review of the "null" and disputed votes.
- A petition to set aside the election because the FMLN violated a TSE order and declared itself the victor prior to results being certified by the TSE (of course so did ARENA)
- A petition to set aside the election for illegal campaigning by president Mauricio Funes and ALBA Petroleum in the last days before the election
- A petition to set aside the election because two magistrates of the TSE have not acted impartially.
The parties have until tomorrow to submit any and all proof and arguments to the TSE for its consideration. The TSE will meet to resolve the petitions on Sunday and either set aside the election or certify the FMLN's victory on Monday.
It is also possible for ARENA to now submit a petition challenging the the "final scrutiny." The challenge must be submitted by the end of today.
Yesterday, ARENA also submitted to the Attorney General's office alleged proof of electoral fraud.