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El Salvador, Funes, the election

Just a short note and nod to yesterday’s vote, as I continue to bow to the real experts on the country.

Congratulations to Mauricio Funes and the FMLN party. Do a good job for your country, man. That out the way, personally speaking the most important thing to note is the free and fair nature of yesterday’s elections. There were a few incidents reported on either side but for the most part things were as a democratic vote should be. Also kudos to the loser, Avila, who recognized defeat in a mature way and vowed to be a ‘constructive opposition’.

All this is good in a land of infamously chequered modern political history and if memory serves the highest murder rates per capita out there (though I’ll gladly hear corrections on that one).

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