Historic power shift in El Salvador – former FMLN wins elections

Posted: March 21, 2009 in society

New hope for El Salvadorians: journalist Mauricio Funes leads former guerrilla army FMLN to the Left´s first presidential victory in country´s history. This has been a long time coming. Reagan backed right wing death squads murdered 80,000 in early 1980’s to stop democracy in El Salvador. But more than 20 years later of corruption, violence and fraud the people of El Salvador have finally had their voices heard. Congratulations for this major victory in the struggle. But we should add a word of caution: does the Left still have the same ideals and the same commitment to implement them? Only time will tell.

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