The leftist FMLN political party in El Salvador held its national convention in mid-August. FMLN Presidential candidate Mauricio Funes outlined his plans for change in the country, promising to focus on problems of unemployment and underemployment and calling for an end to the "economy of privilege." The FMLN platform was unveiled, including initiatives to expand the social insurance system, improve healthcare institutions, and ensure a universal basic pension for the elderly.
To read more about the FMLN and presidential candidate Mauricio Funes
- Official FMLN website in Spanish
- Full text of Mauricio Funes' speech in Spanish
- Comments about the FMLN convention and summary of Funes' speech in English
To read more about the ARENA party and presidential candidate Rodrigo Avila