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El Salvador Prepares for Upcoming Presidential Election

Categories: Latin America, El Salvador, Elections, Politics

Salvadorans will go to the polls on February 2, 2014, to elect [1] a new president. Jorge Kawas in PulsAmerica [1] explains:

Polls show that the election will be a close call between the left-wing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional – FMLN) and the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (Alianza Republicana Nacionalista – ARENA).


The FMLN’s presidential ticket, headed by current vice-president Salvador Sánchez Cerén, is expected to attract the majority of the votes in comparison to the opposition, but not to garner more than the 50% needed to avoid a runoff election.