By Hugh C. Talley
El Salvador’s 2014 Presidential Race
IT took me some time and thought to put this post together because my blog is not political and I do not want it to be, even though I have strong political views. I started my blog to let people know about El Salvador’s beauty ,culture, the warmth and good nature of the people, as well as the vacation opportunities (historical sites, beaches,& surfing) and the retirement opportunities. I wanted to let interested people know what it is like to be an expat and live in this country, the good and the bad and I want to try to answer or get answers to any questions they might have about El Salvador. I do not want to alienate anyone over politics. I do feel that anyone interested in El Salvador should know something about the politics of the country. I feel that the 2014 election is very important for the Salvadorian people and El Salvador’s future.
I have listed the political parties and their candidates, for anyone interested they can research El Salvador’s newspapers on line to gain a better understanding of each candidates ideas and platforms. If you have a problem finding the newspapers feel free to contact me and I will email you a list of sites. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There is one other significant change to the 2014 elections, on January 24, 2013, the Salvadoran national assembly passed a law giving the Salvadoran Diaspora the right to vote, starting with the upcoming 2014 presidential elections, this is like the U.S.’s absentee ballot, Salvadorian’s away from the country will be able to vote, they should connect the Salvadorian Embassy for more information.
I hope this post is informative and helpful, As always please feel free to leave comments or questions.
El Salvador’s 2014 Presidential Candidates
Sanchez Ceren Norman Quijano Antonio Saca
The FMLN ( Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front ) is running the current Vice President and Minister of Education, Salvador Sánchez Cerén, at the top of the ticket as well as the popular mayor of Santa Tecla, Oscar Ortiz, as the vice presidential candidate.
The GANA (Grand National Alliance) Former ARENA President Tony Saca (2004 – 2009) announced his candidacy on February 25, 2013. Saca formed a new right wing party, the Great Alliance for National Unity (GANA) in 2009.
The ARENA (The Nationalist Republican Alliance) is running Norman Quijano, the current Mayor of San Salvador, as its presidential candidate, and Rene Portillo Cuadro, the current President of the Technological University, as vice president.