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U.S. Defends Salvadoran Voting

April 03, 1985|United Press International

WASHINGTON — The State Department today rejected charges that the local elections in El Salvador last weekend, which gave moderate President Jose Napoleon Duarte's party a clear majority, were rigged and said official U.S. observers saw nothing to indicate fraud.

The charge was made by Roberto d'Aubuisson of the far-right Nationalist Republican Alliance and Raul Molina Martinez of the National Conciliation Party, who demanded Tuesday that the vote be overturned.

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