El Salvador ex-rebel's victory confirmed

Mar 17, 2014, 2:13 AM EDT
The presidential candidate of the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Salvador Sanchez Ceren, flashes the victory sign before casting his vote during the run-off election, in San Salvador, on March 9, 2014.
AFP/Jose Cabezas

El Salvador's electoral court has confirmed the victory of former left-wing rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren in a tight presidential run-off election. It said Mr Sanchez Ceren won 50.11% of the votes in the 9 March poll, defeating conservative candidate Norman Quijano, who polled 49.89%. Mr Quijano had challenged the result, alleging fraud.
Background
El Salvador ex-rebel's presidential victory confirmed [BBC]
El Salvador ratifies Sanchez Ceren election victory [Bloomberg]