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The Citizen Participation (CP) civic movement on Monday, 22 June 2020 accused the government of using the coronavirus pandemic to “sow terror” among the population, to increase abstention in the 5 July presidential and congressional elections.

Participación Ciudadana says that the government’s decision to postpone the entry of phase 3 of the reopening plan due to government reported increases in the rate of spread “has generated fear.” PC says this is coupled with “a terrible campaign” of publicity against Covid-19 prepared by the Presidency of the Republic. PC points out the campaign features a skull and cross on a grave “that would appear to be intended to instill terror in the voters.”

For the civic movement, both the Presidency of the Republic and the Ministry of Public Health should instead join the Central Electoral Board (JCE) in a campaign “to say...

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