Ed: Marking a change from 19 years of right wing rule, the FMLN candidate Mauricio Funes has won the presidential elections in El Salvador. The right wing candidate accepted defeat. We are placing this article as the lead as it expresses the mood in El Salvador (before elections) eloquently.
“An historical event is underway in El Salvador. For the first time, a government especially dedicated to the popular sectors is possible. The current government, subjected to the interests of small groups, has shown their inability to lead the country for the common good. A new government is born precisely of the hope of citizens to break the pattern and install a government that will be at the service of the entire Salvadoran population.” - Programa de Gobierno - Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front.