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El Salvador's Vote Marks Historic Shift

March 20, 2009

The electoral victory by the presidential candidate of El Salvador’s leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front marks a historic moment for the Central American nation, some 17 years after a vicious civil war was brought to a close by a U.N.-brokered peace accord.

The victory by the FMLN’s candidate, former television journalist Mauricio Funes, was the first time in two decades that the right-wing ARENA party was defeated in national elections. ARENA was founded by rightist death-squad commander Roberto D’Aubuisson in the 1980s and represented the interests of the country’s powerful business elite.

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It is also the first time since El Salvador gained its independence from Spain in 1821 that the country will be governed from the Left. [For more background on the election, see’s “Can Obama’s Change Find El Salvador?”] is an independent news network that produces stories of global interest. 

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