Leftist Mauricio Funes, President-Elect of El Salvador

By Geraldine Cook
March 16, 2009

SAN SALVADOR, March 16, 2009 (AFP) – Mauricio Funes, the candidate of the leftist ‎former guerrilla organization Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), was ‎elected Sunday by a narrow margin as President of El Salvador, ending 20 years of ‎hegemony of the right, which recognized its defeat.‎