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Weekly Report - 07 March 2019 (WR-19-09)

EL SALVADOR: FMLN and Arena prepare for new era

The outgoing left-wing Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) has announced that it will stage internal elections on 16 June, two weeks after President-elect Nayib Bukele takes office as part of a renewal process after the party’s humbling defeat in last month’s presidential elections. The main right-wing opposition Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (Arena), meanwhile, tried to bounce back from its own chastening loss by proposing a reduction in the administrative and salary costs of the country’s three branches of government.

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