Wednesday, April 15, 2015

OAS Permanent Council Receives Report on Regional and Municipal Elections in Peru

The Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) today received the verbal report of the Electoral Observation Mission (EOM) to the regional and municipal elections in Peru on October 5, 2014. The report highlighted the work of the three institutions of the Peruvian electoral system and formulated recommendations to strengthen the national political parties.

The former Foreign Minister of Uruguay Sergio Abreu, who was designated as Chief of Mission by the Secretary General of the OAS, José Miguel Insulza, congratulated Peru on the coordinated work of the three institutions that comprise the country´s electoral system: the National Electoral Jury, the National Office of Electoral Processes and the National Registry of Identification and Civil Status. “Their work shows the maturity of the electoral bodies of the country,” he said.

In his report, former Foreign Minister Abreu highlighted the efforts of the three institutions in professionalizing the work of their staff and to implement mechanisms of quality management, through the certification of their processes under ISO standards. “These initiatives confirm the commitment of the electoral authorities to strengthen the institutions,” added the Uruguayan diplomat.

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