Political parties in El Salvador formally wrapped up their campaigns Wednesday ahead of local and legislative elections schedule for March 1, 2015. The close of the campaign period gives three days for the population to decide their vote without the influence of the publicity campaigns of the parties. Electors in Latin America’s smallest country will head to the polls to elect mayors as well as representatives to the country’s Legislative Assembly.
While most parties vying for seats this Sunday choose to close their campaigns with public events, the Farabundu Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) opted to break with that tradition and opted to instead donate the money it would have spent on a rally. The party will donate US $30,000 to three charitable causes.
“Together with the secretary-general we have come to the conclusion that we will make a donation of 30,000 dollars, 10,000 for each of these institutions instead of organizing a campaign close event which would have cost us that amount,” stated Nayib Bukele, the FMLN candidate for mayor in the capital of San Salvador.