Abstract

On 15 March 2009, Mauricio Funes, the candidate of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN)–a former guerrilla movement that laid down its arms in 1992 and reconstituted itself as a political party–won the presidential election in El Salvador, marking the country's first peaceful turnover of power since the nation-state became independent in 1821. But sweeping social and political change will probably be elusive; instead, political and economic constraints are apt to lead to a surprising continuity in public policy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1086-3214
Print ISSN
1045-5736
Pages
pp. 143-152
Launched on MUSE
2009-07-11
Open Access
No
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