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President and President-Elect Begin Transition, FMLN Announces New Ministries

by CISPES

On Monday, March 17, President Mauricio Funes convened a meeting between members of his cabinet and the planning commission assembled by President-elect Salvador Sánchez Cerén to begin the transition between administrations. “We promise the president-elect all of our collaboration, energy and willingness to work in order to guarantee the most orderly transition possible,” said Funes, adding that despite ARENA’s ongoing campaign against the nation’s democratic institutions, “for the President of the Republic and his team, it’s enough for us that the maximum [electoral] authority has made its verdict known to the people…to begin working.”

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First Lady calls on undecided voters to support FMLN

by CISPES

Photo: FMLN.org.sv

Photo: FMLN.org.sv

Yesterday, at the massive street rally marking the close of the leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) party’s electoral campaign, First Lady Vanda Pignato called on undecided voters to cast their ballot for FMLN presidential candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén. “It’s the most sensible choice,” she told the crowd of 350,000.  Pignato, who is not an FMLN militant, took leave of her cabinet position as Secretary of Social Inclusion on January 19 when she endorsed the FMLN ticket and announced plans to join their campaign.

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