Salvadoran left announces candidates

Issue 

Salvadoran left announces candidates

By Stephen Marks

MANAGUA — The first National Convention of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front has endorsed Ruben Zamora and Francisco Lima as the presidential and vice-presidential candidates for the March 20 1994 elections in El Salvador, reports the Nicaraguan daily Barricada.

Zamora is a representative for Democratic Convergence, an alliance of three left-wing parties in El Salvador's Congress. Lima, a lawyer, represents a group of progressive business people.

FMLN leader Shafick Handal pledged support to the candidates at an enthusiastic convention rally of 7000 people in San Salvador on September 5, under a large banner which declared "Victory 94". While many international observers were present at the convention, the government refused to allow a Cuban delegation to attend.

These are the first candidates to be officially announced for the elections, in which 84 Congress deputies and 262 Municipal councils will also be chosen.

If you like our work, become a supporter

Green Left is a vital social-change project and aims to make all content available online, without paywalls. With no corporate sponsors or advertising, we rely on support and donations from readers like you.

For just $5 per month get the Green Left digital edition in your inbox each week. For $10 per month get the above and the print edition delivered to your door. You can also add a donation to your support by choosing the solidarity option of $20 per month.

Freecall now on 1800 634 206 or follow the support link below to make a secure supporter payment or donation online.