UNIORE Extraordinary Meeting

UNIORE Extraordinary Meeting

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El viernes 26 de marzo de 2021, se llevó a cabo la Reunión Extraordinaria virtual de la Unión Interamericana de Organismos Electorales (UNIORE). En ella, IIDH/CAPEL presentó las actividades realizadas en su calidad de Secretaría Ejecutiva de la presidencia.

On Friday, March 26, 2021, the Virtual Extraordinary Meeting of the Inter-American Union of Electoral Organizations (UNIORE) was held. In it, IIHR / CAPEL presented the activities carried out in its capacity as Executive Secretariat of the presidency.

Subsequently, the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation (TEPJF) represented by the Presiding Magistrate José Luis Vargas Valdez and the National Electoral Institute (INE) of Mexico, represented by the President Counselor Lorenzo Córdova Vianello, announced the work carried out in their quality of pro tempore presidency of the Union during the period 2018-2020.

They highlighted that a series of actions related to electoral observation missions and digitization were deployed. Since October 2018, they noted, 26 Electoral Observation Missions have been carried out. Likewise, in the face of the health contingency in which the world has been for more than a year, the pro tempore presidency sought new forms of participation in electoral observation processes, prioritizing the health of the members of the missions.

On the other hand, in the digital sphere, the presidency of Mexico designed the UNIORE website, http://uniore.org/, as a tool that allows the work carried out by the Union to be brought closer to the public and those organizations that support it. integrate.

Subsequently, representatives of the electoral authorities of Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, the United States of America, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and Uruguay exposed the difficulties and lessons learned from the electoral processes carried out in their countries during the pandemic.

Finally, the pro tempore presidency of UNIORE was formally handed over for the period 2021-2023 to be held by the Dominican Republic through the Central Electoral Board (JCE) and the Superior Electoral Tribunal (TSE).

Upon receiving the new responsibilities as co-president of UNIORE, the president of the JCE, Román Jáquez Liranzo, congratulated the outgoing bodies, the National Electoral Institute and the Electoral Tribunal of the Judicial Power of the Federation of Mexico, for the collaborative, cooperative work and strengthening of democracy that they carried out throughout the region with high levels of effectiveness and innovation.

For his part, the co-president and president of the TSE, Marcos Antonio Cruz García, expressed that they assume the commitment to continue the work and efforts made by the outgoing presidency of Mexico.

In the messages from the new pro tempore presidency of UNIORE, the representatives of the Dominican Republic pointed out that among the lines of action that UNIORE proposes to promote are, first, the strengthening of advanced technical and technological missions in the cases that are necessary, as has been done; second, the observation per se, which is the technical electoral observation and, third, the jurisdictional post-electoral observation, an initiative that began and that it is proposed to continue permanently.