|Central Polling Station pleased with Parliament Elections|
|Thursday, 25 October 2012 16:17|
WILLEMSTAD — Geomaly Martes, chairman of the Central Polling Station, is pleased with the Parliament Elections of October 19. Martes pointed out that although the elections had to be organized within a short period, he is pleased with the smooth procedure thanks to the cooperation received from all parties involved.
The public meeting of the Central Polling Station was held five days after the polling day, as established by law. The election result was confirmed officially during the meeting yesterday. Looking back on the entire process, Martes is pleased. “All had gone well. This is also the conclusion of the international observers. We are very happy with this. We can look back on a good cooperation with all parties involved, from the Kranshi-personnel up to the members of the VKC and the police.” Martes is also very pleased how quickly the election result on the polling day was announced.
During the meeting of the Central Polling Station yesterday Martes still had to handle two complaints from the MFK party. The first compliant held a petition for a complete recount because the ballots hadn’t shown the party colors from FMK and PS. However, according to Martes, this was due to a misprint and pointed out yesterday that only two of these ballots had been seen. The voters, who had received these ballots, were given a new ballot and able to cast their vote.
Also a second complaint from MFK on irregularities at polling station 37 (Pro Alfa) regarding the number of invalid votes was dismissed. During the meeting the invalid votes were checked at the station in question but nothing irregular was found.
Political Groups Total
Frente Obrero 1.790
Pueblo Soberano 19.715
Valid votes 86.971
Persons called 11.6857
Turnout percentage 76.10%