SAN SALVADOR, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Observers from the Organization of
American States (OAS) recognized on Sunday that the presidential elections in El
Salvador were being held orderly.
The OAS endorsed the 461 voting centers in all the country, but it said
that it has received some complaint that Honduran people voted in Torola,
Morazan, east of El Salvador.
Chief of OAS observers delegations, Gustavo Fernandez said on Sunday that
in average the 9,523 reception boards began working around 6:57 local time (1257
GMT) and 99 percent of them received on time the electoral materials.
Presidential elections in El Salvador were held with short difference
between the candidate from the ruling Nationalist Republic Alliance party
(ARENA) Rodrigo Avila and the left wing candidate from former guerilla Farabundo
Marti Front of National Liberation (FMLN) Mauricio Funes.
Eight hours after the voting centers were opened, the OAS reported that
some people still continued political propaganda, despite campaigns ended on
The voting centers closed at 17:00 local time (2300 GMT) and it is expected
that president from the Electoral Supreme Tribunal, Walter Araujo, will give the
first results of the elections at 19:30 local time (0130 GMT Monday).