El Salvador: Sánchez Cerén Declared Official Winner

The tiny margin separating the winner of the presidential election from his opponent does not favor institutional stability.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

According to the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador, 6,364 votes is the difference that separates the official candidate of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) from his opponent Norman Quijano, from the ARENA party.

From a statement issued by the Supreme Electoral Tribunal of El Salvador:

"At 1:50 am on March 13, the collegiate body of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) announced on national radio and television the final results of the presidential election 2014.

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