Presidential candidates for the 2014 elections in El Salvador started their campaigns and set the tones of their proposals and messages to the population. The race for the citizen vote started with diverse activities organized by the parties, two of them out of the capital city. In San Salvador, Sánchez Cerén y Oscar Ortiz, presidential and vice-presidential candidates of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN), walked around important avenues of the city, surrounded by thousands of supporters. “We will have a respectful campaign and we ask the other candidates to respect us”, said Vice president Sánchez Cerén.
The FMLN intends to continue and strengthen the changes made by the government in favor of the majorities, the inclusion and the participatory democracy.
Norman Quijano, the right-wing candidate of the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA), started the day in the city of Izalco, 65 km west the capital city, with his supporters singing the anthem of the association that says “Up with the Homeland, Down with Communism”.
The main slogan of Quijano’s campaign is to “rebuild El Salvador” from the disaster he attributes to president Mauricio Funes and the FMLN.