El Salvador’s ex-rebel poised to win presidency

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A man sells coffee in front of a car with electoral propaganda for the current Vice President and presidential candidate of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, FMLN, Salvador Sanchez Ceren, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Thursday March. 6, 2014. El Salvador will hold a runoff election on March 9, between Sanchez Ceren and Norman Quijano, presidential candidate of the Nationalist Republican Alliance party, ARENA. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former Marxist guerrilla who has promised to continue the government’s popular social programs is poised to win El Salvador’s presidential election runoff on Sunday, giving the ruling party a second consecutive term.