El Salvador’s political parties prepare on Friday the closing of their campaigns when there are just eight days to the municipal and legislative elections on Sunday 11. The first party to announce their activities was the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which will hold this weekend a caravan that will travel throughout the country. Previously, the general secretary of the FMLN, Medardo Gonzalez said the party is working to expand the number of its deputies in the Legislative Assembly, in which it has 35 seats of 84.
Gonzalez said that having a simple majority, 43 deputies, will allow the FMLN to pass legislation to benefit the people and prevent their blockade by right-wing forces. The FMLN has similar goals as to municipalities, of which governs 96 from last election in January 18, 2009.