updated Sun. February 5, 2023
March 9, 2018
The right-wing opposition party, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena), had a clear lead in valid votes. It won nine out of 14 major mayorships, including San Salvador, the national capital, and 37 of 84 seats in the national assembly. Arena's chairman said its success was a prelude to victory in nextÃâÃÂ ...
March 8, 2018
“As a citizen, as a person, as a Salvadoran, it is a right that we have to be part of this,” he said, referring to the country's political process. Sunday's ... Members of El Salvador's two main political parties hung these flags and banners outside a polling place in San Salvador, El Salvador, on March 4, 2018.
March 8, 2018
D'Aubuisson eventually founded the Nationalist Republican Alliance, a conservative political party that governed El Salvador from 1989 until 2009, and which continues to exist in the country today. Pope Francis is generally critical of leftist movements in Latin America, but he appears to have looked pastÃâÃÂ ...
March 7, 2018
President Sanchez Ceren's party suffered a stinging defeat in recent El Salvador elections (PanAm Post). As the polls predicted, the Salvadorian electorate punished the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) party, granting an important victory to the opposition, the ARENA party, andÃâÃÂ ...
March 2, 2018
An onslaught of conservative rulings by the Supreme Court in El Salvador threatens the 2018 mid-term elections—and the very fabric of the nation's ... that haunts recent Salvadoran history—was plurality, political engagement, and checks and balances that ensured participation from all major parties.
LSE Latin America and Caribbean (blog)
March 1, 2018
El Salvador's legislative and municipal elections on Sunday, 4 March, 2018, kick off an election cycle that will stretch through to next year's presidential ballot. A desperate security situation, threats to Salvadoran migrants in the US, and a growing generation gap in traditional parties could mean a bumpyÃâÃÂ ...
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