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El Salvador: Right Wins Elections

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El Salvador’s Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA, right) received 39.71% majority, followed by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN, left) with 36.87%, according to a recent report by the Preliminary Electoral Court. With these results, the ARENA party obtained 33 deputies, compared to 31 of the FMLN, while the party Grand Alliance for National Unity (WIN, right) has emerged as the third force in Congress with 11 members.

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El Salvador: Right Wins Elections

The Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA, right) got 804,870 votes (39.71%) in the count, followed by the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN, left) with 747,289 votes (36.87%), according to a recent report Preliminary Electoral Court (TSE) in the early hours of Monday.

With these results, the Arena party obtained 33 deputies, compared to 31 of the FMLN, while the party Grand Alliance for National Unity (WIN, right) has emerged as the third force in Congress with 11 members.

The electoral tribunal has processed so far 9,533 voting records, representing 89.03% of the total, but there were 1,175 pending other proceedings.

Key elections
Salvadorans voted Sunday a new Congress, and the close scrutiny parity between the right opposition and the ruling former guerrilla Farabundo Marti anticipates the continuation of the system of alliances to achieve fragile legislative majorities.

“Help build a democratic legislature, but above all effective, to give him govern the country, to ensure that the changes we are making go deeper,” he had asked President Mauricio Funes his countrymen on Sunday.

Funes’s concern was the prospect of a result that put in jeopardy his ability to govern in his last two years in office, leading a country with one third of unemployed and one of the highest homicide rates in the world.

“They may be few variations in the results, the trend in the count and does not change at this stage of scrutiny,” he told a press conference the president of the TSE, Eugenio Chicas.

After the slight advantage Legislative Arena, former President Alfredo Cristiani (1989-1994), said during a celebration at the headquarters of an opposition party in the next two years will “work for people.”

In this election, in which also renewed the authorities of the 262 municipalities of the country participate for the first time 17 independent candidates for deputy.

The mayor of San Salvador, Norman Quijano, declared late on Sunday have been re-elected under the banner of ARENA, although no official data yet. “I want to thank those who have been caretakers of this triumph that we have now materialized,” he said before hundreds of supporters in front of the local group in the central west of the capital.

Some polling stations opened late over an hour in the late delivery of material to use and other problems in the constitution of the polling stations. The election lasted 10 hours, with no major incidents reported.

Mirna de Cordova, 66, arrived early with her husband, Robert, to vote at a school in the city of Mexicans, northern outskirts of San Salvador, and was one of the first to do so.
“I voted because I want to see changes in this country, our children and grandchildren live like us insecure with such violence, it is necessary to make changes in laws,” he told AFP.

In El Salvador, is an average of between 13 and 14 murders a day.
Outside the polling stations, the FMLN militants, dressed in red shirts, and the Arena, with its three color vests, made a last effort to attract voters by providing water and chairs for waiting.

In a country with one third of the population unemployed and a homicide rate of the highest in the world (65 cases per 100,000 inhabitants) the FMLN campaign emphasis on more social programs and job creation.

For its part, the Arena, founded by the late Major Roberto D’Aubuisson, accused of murder in 1980 of Archbishop Arnulfo Romero turned his campaign around the promise of new laws to deal with insecurity.

During the nearly three years managing Funes, unemployment and underemployment had a slight drop from 40 to 36%, while young people continue to emigrate to America, to the extent that today one in three Salvadorans living there.

The economy dollarized and victim of all external shocks depends on family remittances in 2011 exceeded $ 3,600 million, equivalent to one-sixth of GDP.

In this context, the ‘maras’, gangs transformed over the years in organized crime groups-spread terror, control whole sections of cities and towns and serve as shock troops to drug trafficking.

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