Costa Rica Coffee Guide

El Salvador’s Ruling Party Wins Legislative Plurality

March 24, 2006

SAN SALVADOR – The ruling conservative ARENA party, which has governed El Salvador since 1989, won 34 of the 84 seats in the unicameral legislature, while the leftist FMLN took 32.

The results were announced Friday by the head of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal,Walter Araujo, at a press conference following the official end of the legislative vote count for the March 12 parliamentary and municipal elections.

Most of the remaining seats will be occupied by members of two other rightwing parties and, according to analysts, it will not be difficult for ARENA to negotiate with those groupings to get most legislation passed.

In addition to electing representatives to the Legislative Assembly, Salvadorans also chose 20 members of the Central American Parliament and 262 mayors across the country.

The FMLN, a former guerrilla army that became a political party in 1992 after peace accords ended a 12-year civil war, won the mayorship of San Salvador, the biggest prize in Sunday’s election (NT, March 17).

In that race, Violeta Menjivar, a 55-year-old physician, edged out ARENA’s Rodrigo Samayoa by a razor-thin margin after violence in the streets marred the vote count.

 

You may be interested

Canada helps protect vulnerable sectors in Central America against pandemic
Canada
3097 views
Canada
3097 views

Canada helps protect vulnerable sectors in Central America against pandemic

AFP - September 18, 2020

Canada has allocated more than half a million dollars in aid to combat Covid-19 in vulnerable sectors of Nicaragua, Honduras…

Costa Rica to propose fiscal adjustments before negotiations with IMF
Costa Rica
755 views
Costa Rica
755 views

Costa Rica to propose fiscal adjustments before negotiations with IMF

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

The Costa Rican government on Thursday will announce details about its upcoming negotiations with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), from…

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, September 17
Costa Rica
5378 views
Costa Rica
5378 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Thursday, September 17

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 17, 2020

Costa Rica announced 17 new coronavirus-related deaths over the last day for a total of 666, according to official data…