Home > News > World
Monday March 10, 2014 MYT 11:30:07 AM
Monday March 10, 2014 MYT 11:31:27 AM
SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's opposition presidential candidate Norman Quijano on Sunday cried foul in a cliffhanger election that showed him only slightly behind his leftist rival, claiming victory and calling the country's election tribunal corrupt.
Former rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) had a wafer-thin lead over Quijano, the former mayor of San Salvador, with returns in from 98.4 percent of polling stations.
Sanchez Ceren had 50.09 percent support against 49.91 percent for Quijano, with the two separated by just under 5,500 votes.
(Reporting by Michael O'Boyle, Noe Torres and Nelson Renteria)
El Salvador court ratifies ruling-party presidential candidate's win
Election protests in Turkey as opposition cries foul
El Salvador army rules out coup in election result dispute
Obama speaks to Myanmar president, opposition leader Suu Kyi
Australia lifts Fiji sanctions as foreign minister visits
Hungary will shelve plans for internet tax for now, PM says
Myanmar calls meeting of political, military heavyweights
Obama urges progress in Myanmar ahead of rare roundtable
Japan coalition Komeito official says hard to raise sales tax as scheduled
Another easy victory for CRC
Duyung's authentic south Indian thali
Smart devices follow you on travel
Copyright © 1995-2014 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)