Count one more fair-trade government in Latin America. The Washington Post reports the winner is Mauricio Funes:
Funes, a dynamic speaker and political outsider who compares himself to
President Obama and pledged to be an agent of change in the small
Central American nation, was leading the polls late Sunday night with
51.2 percent of the vote and more than 90 percent of the ballots
Funes's opponent, former National Police chief Rodrigo Ávila, who
represented the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), was trailing
with 48.7 percent of the vote. Ávila conceded defeat, telling
supporters, "We will be a constructive opposition."
The Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) is hopeful about the prospects for the country under the new government:
CISPES also wants to pass on a profound congratulations for the
Salvadoran people, who today triumphed over fear and joined the
countries of Latin America who are proving that indeed another world is
not only possible, it is in formation!
Amen to that!