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Leftist claims El Salvador presidency – CNN.com


El Salvador. CIA map.

El Salvador. CIA map.

The election victory proclaimed by Mauricio Funes, now claiming the presidency, was  apparently a former CNN reporter and guerilla leader is looking rather tight.  Mauricio Funes will have to be pragmatic if he hopes for reforms.

“…With 90.68 percent of the votes counted, the FMLN party’s Funes had 51.27 percent, while the ARENA party’s Rodrigo Avila had 48.73 percent, the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.

The final tally will be certified within 48 hours, the electoral council’s Walter Araujo said in a nationally televised news conference…”


“…The FMLN may not have a choice but to be pragmatic. The party holds 35 seats in the 84-member National Assembly. ARENA has 32 seats. Forty-three votes are needed to pass most legislation and some measures require “supermajority” approval of 56 votes…” More see link below;

Leftist claims El Salvador presidency – CNN.com.

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