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El Salvador's ruling party leads polls

Thursday, January 16, 2014

El Salvador's ruling leftists held a solid lead in a poll released on Wednesday ahead of the February 2 presidential election, but a right-wing challenger still had enough support to force a run-off vote.

A poll by the Universidad Centroamericana showed 46.8 percent of voters would back the ruling Farabundo Marti Front for National Liberation, FMLN, whose candidate is former guerilla commander Salvador Sanchez.

The right-wing opposition Nationalist Republican Alliance, ARENA, whose candidate is Norman Quijano, was supported by 32.8 percent.

Source: Reuters