After having witnessed Election Day in Suriname on Monday, May 25th, the Electoral Mission of UNASUR pointed out the high participation level of the Surinamese people and the ease with which the entire process was carried out.
It highlighted the key role of women in the carrying out of the elections in the government bodies as well as in the polls. In addition it observed that the correct measures had been taken in order to ensure the confidentiality of the vote of the electors.
Likewise the Electoral Mission, made up by its Special Representative, Dr. Horacio Serpa, its General Coordinator, Dr. Tibisay Lucena Ramirez and delegates from Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela confirmed that tables were installed on schedule and that the electoral material was complete and in good condition for the suffrage.
This Mission visited eight different districts, covering 80% of the country and observed a total of 130 polling stations. Namely, Coronie, Commewijne, Marowijne, Nickerie, Saramacca and Wanica. In the case of Paramaribo the Mission was present in its 12 jurisdictions.
Finally, this group of experts congratulated the Surinamese people for their civil and peaceful participation which, according to the General Coordinator, "strengthens democracy and serves as an example for the region."
"We are a union of young nations and from these exchanges we show the world that we can work together and become a region that plays an important role in the international arena".