The history of the Republic of El Salvador under President
Francisco Flores (1999–2004)
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- Arena Wins, FMLN Fails, Many
- By Laura Vargas, IPS, 8 March 1999. The presidential
elections in El Salvador followed pre-election forecasts,
with the governing Arena returned to office, under
presidency of Francisco Flores, falling support for the
FMLN and high levels of abstention. The contribution to
this of FMLN's internal split between the orthodox
revolutionaries and the political reformers.
- The post-electoral crisis in the
- Proceso, #847, Editorial, 17 March
1999. The electoral failure should have encouraged an
internal renovation of the FMLN, but it has not. The
orthodox party aims to wrest control of the party, but
don't see their own contribution to failure. The
Party's failure to examine itself.
- El Salvador settles protests on eve of
- CNN.com, 11 March 2000. El Salvidor's legislative
and mayoral mid-term elections. Although the FMLN
transformed itself from a revolutionary movement into a
legal political reform party following the 1992 peace
accords, ARENA seeks to paint the FMLN as a party of
insurgents, responsible for the prolonged strike among
public sector workers.
- Door to Power Opens a Crack Wider for
- By Maricel Sequeira, IPS, 13 March 2000. The mid-term
elections in El Salvador left the door open a bit wider
for the FMLN to seek the presidency in the 2004
elections. While the FMLN won seats, it didn't
represent a legislative majority because of the emergence
of other parties. The left's victory results from the
ARENA's policy of privatizations, its failure to
negotaiate with all social sectors, and its inability to
address widespread poverty.