Skip to content

Sources for: The 2014 Presidential Elections in El Salvador: The Debate on the Salvadoran Left

April 18, 2012

[iii] In 2009 the FMLN held 35 seats, ARENA 32 seats, with other seats going to the smaller parties. In 2012 the FMLN holds 31 seats, ARENA 33 seats, and GANA 11 seats, with the others seats going to the smaller parties. The total number of seats in the national assembly is 84. Tribunal Supremo Electoral, El Salvador, 2012.

[vi] La Prensa names three ARENA favorites for President: “Luego repetimos la misma pregunta, pero para candidatos de la derecha. En primer lugar aparece el reelecto alcalde de San Salvador, Norman Quijano, seguido del expresidente del país, Antonio Saca, y la diputada electa Ana Vilma de Escobar.” Also, see the interview with Norman Quijano in

[viii] See, for example, Also see the FMLN Political Commission’s statement, published in English by CISPES, which includes:

“In our militancy, which has been proven in victory and in adversity, we ask that we undertake to make a responsible assessment, self-critical spirit, placing above all party unity as a necessary condition to keep on the path of change.” The full text can be found at

[ix] According to the La Prensa Grafica Datos survey, Oscar Ortiz is favored as the “most adequate” person to be a presidential candidate for the left and Norman Quijano is favored as the “most adequate” candidate for the right. See note 2. An internet poll by Contrapunto, conducted between April 8 and April 14, puts Salvador Sanchez Ceren ahead of all other candidates (53.8%) with Oscar Oritz in second place (32.8%); this intenet poll, however, does not claim empirical validity.

[xi] La Prensa Grafica, 4-13-2012, La Nacion. This article can be accessed through

[xii] See, for example, Bianca Segura,, April 3, 2012.

[xiii] In Santa Tecla, significant progress has been made, using this participatory model, in building recreational and green areas; increasing access to health care and education (conceived as social rights); promoting cultural programs and events; developing the historic district; improving waste management; modernizing infrastructure; optimizing water, transportation, communications, and energy services; and encouraging business investment in the municipality. See

[xiv] See also Community-Based Crime and Violence Prevention Project (Proyecto de Prevención de la Violencia y del Crimen a Nivel Comunitario) Fourth Annual Report October 2010 through September 2011. Prepared for Mr. Mauricio Herrera United States Agency for International Development/El Salvador. Prepared by RTI International “Another noteworthy achievement is that the Santa Tecla Crime Observatory, having received CVPP’s support through two grants since 2008 and additional support in 3-G wireless communications through the Qualcomm Reach grant, has served numerous other observatories throughout the country as a model of implementation. CVPP’s support to this municipality, coupled with the mayor’s dedication to issues of citizen safety, reinforced with support from other donors such as the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and AECIDA, has helped Santa Tecla to substantially reduce its crime rate and establish itself as the leader in El Salvador in terms of municipality-led prevention efforts.”

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: