Monday, January 19, 2009
In yet another epysode of the leftist tendency that is swapping Latin America, specially where fair democratic elections can be held (remember the vote-rigging in Mexico and the situation of state terror in Colombia, as well as the foreign occupation of Haití), the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front of El Salvador obtained a majority of the votes at national level in parliament and municipal elections in this small Central American country. With 55% of the votes already accounted, the FMLN achieved 42%, while the guvernamental right-wing ARENA got 38%. The difference is nevertheless much lower than what opinion polls had predicted and the socialists appear to lose the capital San Salvador, where they governed.
Presidential elections are scheduled for March 15th.