The Election of 1994 in El Salvador

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Fabrice Lehoucq, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: After voting in two rounds of elections in the Spring of 1994, El Salvadorans elected a president, a vice-president (on the same ticket), 84 legislative deputies and 262 municipal boards. Armando Calderón Sol (a former Mayor of San Salvador) of the rightist ARENA (National Republican Alliance) received 49.03 per cent of the vote on 20 March; having narrowly missed obtaining the required absolute majority of the popular vote (50 per cent plus one), he was forced into a run-off election on 24 April. In this election, Calderón Sol defeated his only rival, Ruben Zamora of the leftist FMLN/CD/MNR (Farbundo Marti Liberation Front/Democratic Convergence/National Revolutionary Movement) coalition by attracting the support of 68.35 per cent of the voters. ARENA won 39 of the seats in the legislature; by forming an alliance with the conservative PCN (Party of National Conciliation), it created a majority of 43 deputies to cement its control of this branch of government.

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Electoral Studies
Language: English
Date: 1995
Elections, Political Science, Government Reform, El Salvador

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