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With opposition’s legal challenges rejected, leftist ex-guerrilla confirmed at last as El Salvador’s next president

El Salvador's election officials on Sunday declared ex-leftist guerrilla commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén the winner of a March 9 presidential election, after rejecting the opposition's last challenges to the results.

Leftist ex-rebel wins El Salvador presidency

Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sánchez Cerén has won last Sunday's presidential election in El Salvador by a razor-thin margin, the Supreme Electoral Tribunal said.

Conservative in Salvadoran vote demands fresh polls as political divisions intensify

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – The conservative candidate in El Salvador's tight presidential runoff, in which no winner has been declared, on Tuesday demanded a new vote be held.

El Salvador presidential vote a near tie

Preliminary results showed Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the former rebel commander, edging out conservative candidate Norman Quijano by 6,634 votes, 50.11 percent to 49.89.

Both candidates claim win in Salvadoran presidential runoff

FMLN presidential candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén was expected to easily win Sunday's runoff vote in El Salvador, but the results turned out to be a much closer race.

Ex-rebel commander favored in El Salvador runoff

An ex-guerrilla commander is favored to win an election runoff in El Salvador on Sunday against the capital city's mayor and inherit the twin tasks of fighting grinding poverty and rampant gang violence.

UPDATE: El Salvador ex-guerrilla in presidential vote runoff, narrowly misses victory

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – A former leftist guerrilla narrowly missed victory in El Salvador's presidency race Sunday, and will now face a runoff vote with a conservative rival, according to official results.

Tired of gangs and poverty, Salvadorans head to the polls Sunday to choose between the left and right

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador – Overwhelmed by gang violence and economic inequality, Salvadorans will vote on Sunday in presidential elections marked by a heavy presence of security forces. Voters will decide if El Salvador stays with its current left-leaning government, or swings back to the right.

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