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OAS Electes Costa Rican

LADB Article ID: 52373
Category/Department: Central America
Date: 2004-06-10
By: LADB Staff

Tony Saca of the Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA) assumed the presidency of El Salvador June 1, even as his adversary, Shafik Handel of the Faribundo Marti para la Liberacion Nacional (FMLN), boycotted the ceremony, refused to congratulate the winner, and complained of irregularities in the March 21 electoral sweep that drew 70% of eligible voters and threw 57% of the votes Saca's way (see NotiCen, 2004-03-25).

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