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Monday March 17, 2014 MYT 12:35:02 PM
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SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - El Salvador's electoral court on Sunday confirmed the victory of ruling-party candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren in a presidential election a week earlier and threw out his rival's request to annul the tight contest.
The president of the court, Eugenio Chicas, said it determined that Ceren, from the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, won 50.11 percent of the votes while Norman Quijano of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) won 49.89 percent.
"Based on the results, Salvador Sanchez Ceren and Oscar Samuel Ortiz are declared president and vice-president elect respectively, for the period from June 1 2014 to June 1 2019," Chicas said.
Quijano, a former mayor of San Salvador, had filed a claim to annul the election due to fraud.
The electoral court said there was not enough evidence to back that claim.
El Salvador's President Mauricio Funes said he will meet with Ceren on Monday to begin the handover process.
Arena separately on Friday brought an injunction to the country's Supreme Court seeking a recount of the vote.
(Reporting by Nelson Renteria; Writing by Elinor Comlay; Editing by Eric Walsh)
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