July 30, 2015


Analysis

El Salvador seems destined to be a basket-case

A man reads a newspaper with the elections results as front page news, with a headline that reads in Spanish,

ESTEBAN FELIX / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

A man reads a newspaper with the elections results as front page news, with a headline that reads in Spanish, "Second Round", while having his shoes shined in San Salvador, El Salvador, Monday. El Salvador's ruling leftist party appeared to win the presidential vote with nearly all ballots counted, but candidate Salvador Sanchez of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front probably faces a runoff against San Salvador Mayor Norman Quijano, of the Nationalist Republican Alliance, known as ARENA, by narrowly failing to win a simple majority of votes.

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