El Salvador court rejects opposition challenge to vote tally

El Salvador's president-elect Salvador Sanchez Ceren, pictured during a meeting in San Salvador, on March 17, 2014El Salvador’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Monday dismissed opposition claims of irregularities and confirmed the leftist ruling party candidate as president-elect. Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a former guerrilla commander who ran in the March 9 vote, will be presented with his credentials on Tuesday, said the head of the court, Eugenio Chicas. The final tally of the election gave 50.1 percent of the votes to Sanchez Ceren and 49.9 percent to San Salvador mayor Norman Quijano of the rightwing Nationalist Republican Alliance.

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