March 9, 1999 |
Francisco Flores, a 39-year-old philosopher and the new standard-bearer of El Salvador's main right-wing party, Monday was declared the winner of Sunday's presidential election. Election officials reported that with just over 95% of the ballots counted, Flores, of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance, or Arena, had received 52% of the vote; his main challenger, Facundo Guardado of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, received 29%.
October 6, 1987 |
Salvadoran government officials and leftist guerrilla leaders talked into the night Monday, holding the longest round of peace negotiations in nearly eight years of civil war. It was not clear whether the prolonged, two-day session indicated progress or a deadlock between President Jose Napoleon Duarte and commanders of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front.
March 8, 1999 |
On the eve of a four-day visit to Central America by President Clinton, Salvadorans voted peacefully Sunday in a presidential election that pitted a former guerrilla commander against a philosopher representing the extreme right-wing party that has ruled their tiny country for a decade. With 48% of the ballots counted, philosopher Francisco Flores, the candidate of the ruling Nationalist Republican Alliance, led a field of seven candidates with 51.63% of the vote.
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October 22, 2000 |
His political party once spurned capitalism and launched guerrilla warfare against the U.S.-backed government of El Salvador. This weekend, though, Hector Silva, a leading representative of El Salvador's FMLN--the former guerrilla group turned political party--has come to Southern California armed with a far different ideology, based on the importance of a free global economy.
March 18, 1997 |
In this decade's first favorable election showing for Central American leftists, Salvadoran guerrillas-turned-politicians took control of the country's major city halls and positioned themselves to vie with the extreme right wing for control of the Legislative Assembly.
September 27, 1991 |
The signing of a new agreement by El Salvador's government and the country's guerrilla movement was greeted here Thursday with public declarations of hope, balanced by private fears that the accord left the country far short of ending its 11-year civil war. A spokesman for the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, the umbrella organization for the guerrillas, praised the accord as "a historic victory for the entire Salvadoran nation."