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The World : Salvador Rightist Ousted

May 22, 1985

The Salvadoran Legislative Assembly fired the country's rightist attorney general, Jose Francisco Guerrero. His critics said he had blocked the administration of justice, but did not elaborate. Guerrero said he was dismissed for political reasons and vowed to fight the ouster. The vote along party lines was the first major showdown between the right, which controlled the assembly for three years, and President Jose Napoleon Duarte's Christian Democrats, who gained control of the assembly in the March 31 election. Guerrero belongs to the far-right Arena party, led by Roberto D'Aubuisson.

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