Salvador to have absentee vote in 2014 election

Absentee voting will help El Salvador in strengthening its democracy.

Last Updated: Jun 02, 2011, 10:15 AM IST

San Salvador: Salvadoran President Mauricio Funes says his Central American country will allow citizens living abroad to vote in the 2014 Presidential Election.

Funes says a government commission is looking into the necessary steps to implement absentee voting. He says the commission is getting advice from nations that already permit citizens out of the country to cast ballots.

Funes said on Wednesday that absentee voting will help strengthen El Salvador`s democracy.
An estimated 2.8 million Salvadorans live in the United States, while about 7 million are in El Salvador.

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