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Polls Show ARENA, FMLN in Tight Race in Upcoming Elections in El Salvador

ISSN:1089-1560
LADB Article ID: 55322
Category/Department: El Salvador
Date: 1997-02-20
By: LADB Staff

On March 16, El Salvador will hold legislative and municipal elections, marking the second national-level electoral contest since the civil war ended in 1992. Although 13 parties are running candidates, the two front runners the governing Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA) and the Frente Farabundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN) are expected to win the vast majority of mayoralties and congressional seats.

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