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Observing Up Close: A Walk Through Salvadoran Democracy

March 23, 2009



By Cliff Barney 

(The writer, a journalist based in Santa Cruz, CA, spent ten days in January 2009 in El Salvador as an observer of the legislative and municipal elections, in which the leftist FMLN, the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional, increased its parliamentary lead and laid the foundation for an eventual capture of the presidency in March.  Here is his report on the electoral process. He can be reached at