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Analyzing Election Results in El Salvador

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 9 April 2014 @ 16:56 pm | 1 Comment

In El Salvador, Elections, Latin America, Politics, Quick Reads

On the blog on World Policy [1] website, author Jamie Stark analyzes [2] the March 9, 2014 election results [3]:

A recount confirmed a thin margin for the governing left-leaning [Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front] F.M.L.N. [4] by 6,000 votes of the nearly 3 million ballots cast. Arena [5] [Nationalist Republican Alliance] claimed the winners had a biased bureaucracy to benefit a ruling class – an old allegation from the former F.M.L.N. rebels. [...] But Arena’s commercials, speeches and legal accusations of electoral fraud cast a shadow of doubt over the next presidency before it even begins.

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Just 22 years out from the Civil War [6], searing political partisanship no longer begets violence. Peace has triumphed over threatening echoes from the past.


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[1] World Policy: http://www.worldpolicy.org/

[2] analyzes: http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/04/08/partisanship-el-salvadors-growing-threat

[3] March 9, 2014 election results: http://elecciones2014.elsalvador.com/

[4] F.M.L.N.: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farabundo_Mart%C3%AD_National_Liberation_Front

[5] Arena: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationalist_Republican_Alliance

[6] Civil War: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvadoran_Civil_War

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