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.
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.
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.
The rise of the left in Latin America could see reinforcement with a triumph by the Broad Front Party (FA) that would be historic in Costa Rica, and the re-election of the ex-guerrilla Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front in El Salvador in simultaneous elections on Sunday.