A court ordered vote recount in San Salvador
On Wednesday, April 22, election officials will start the process of opening 2872 ballot boxes from the department of San Salvador to re-count ballots vote by vote to determine the 24 seats in the National Assembly from San Salvador. The election originally took place on March 1. The recount was ordered by the Constitutional Chamber of El Salvador's Supreme Court. The court found that there were sufficient irregularities in the vote tally sheets from San Salvador that the only remedy was to examine all of the individual ballots from the country's largest department. The recount process may take a few weeks. Because the balance of power was evenly split based in the initial vote count, this recount still has the possibility of changing who controls the majority in the National Assembly. El Salvador's longest, most complicated election process continues on.