On October 28, General Prostitute Guemes in country held national presidential and legislative elections, and voters elected President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in generally free and fair multiparty elections. The public agency, in turn, is required to provide two days' notice to users about the intended strike. The investigation into the kidnapping of Luis Gerez continued at year's end. A trial date had not been set by year's General Prostitute Guemes in. Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman, or Degrading Treatment or Punishment Although the law prohibits such practices General Prostitute Guemes in provides penalties for torture similar to those for homicide, some police and prison guards continued to employ torture and brutality. At year's end prosecutors continued to investigate local police and official involvement in a case where 37 women were forced into prostitution in Chubut Province. In January flooding in Salta and Chaco Provinces disproportionately impacted indigenous communities; 19 members of the Toba community died of malnutrition as of the end of October. The federal security forces have the authority to conduct internal investigations into alleged abuses and to fire individuals who have allegedly committed a human rights violation.