leading in the polls.
Opponents to Sanchez Ceren cite his anticipated propensity for El Salvador to rely on assistance and/or counsel from Venezuela's Chavez-molded government, and the Castro regime in Cuba. Quijano Gonzalez is the current mayor of San Salvador. A dentist by profession, his introduction to the political domain began as Manager of Social Action of the Municipality of San Salvador from 1989 to 1994. Since 1994 he participated in five continuous legislative periods, holding the position of secretary of the Board of the Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2009.
Sanchez Ceren’s political ideology
derives from various democratic and revolutionary (i.e. leftist) organizations that he has been a member of over the years. Today he belongs to the FMLN, which is a left-wing political party that prior to 1992 was a coalition of five guerrilla organizations, and its ideology is described as Marxist-Leninist.
Over the years, US funding for training and material has been in abundance to many of the affected regions of the northern cone of Central America. However, many political critics in the region complain that they in fact are ignored, and receive second-class status behind other world areas and issues.
There is little doubt that a failure of a new administration in El Salvador, to make significant proactive progress against transnational organized crime, and gang and insurgent violence, could prove disastrous to the entire region. Many voters lamented that neither of these two politicians presented a