Officials: Salvadorean ex-rebel wins vote

Mar 13, 2014, 6:26 AM EDT
Salvadorean presidential candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren, of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), speaks during a press conference in San Salvador, on March 10, 2014.
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Former left-wing rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren has won a tight presidential run-off election, El-Salvador's electoral tribunal has said. But his rival has the right to appeal and officials say a final declaration cannot yet be made. Conservative candidate Norman Quijano had earlier called for a new poll after preliminary results indicated a margin of victory of fewer than 7,000 votes.
Background:
Salvadorean ex-rebel Sanchez Ceren wins vote - officials [BBC]