The second day of consultations on the proposed electoral reforms focused on the changes to the rules governing independent candidates for president.
Pedro Pablo Arosemena, a member of the Partido Revolucionario Democrático; former Tribunal Electoral Judge Guillermo Márquez Amado and politician Juan Manuel Castulovich were some of those who spoke today.
The consultation period began at 11 a.m. and ended at 6 p.m. Márquez said he supported the proposal that would reduce the number of signatures required by independent candidates to run in the 2014 elections.
Castulovich agreed with Marquez, saying an effort should be made to make it easier for independents to run. He also discussed the second round of voting in presidential elections.
Partido Popular President Milton Henríquez insisted that the electoral reforms must be removed, as there is not enough time to implement the before the 2014 elections.
To date, at least 60 people have registered to speak about the reforms. The consultations will continue at 1 p.m. Tuesday.