Communists Realize Power In El Salvador El Salvador's former leftist guerrillas have managed to achieve something at the ballot that they never could win at the end of a gun — power.

Communists Realize Power In El Salvador

Communists Realize Power In El Salvador

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This week the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front, or FMLN, won the presidential election in El Salvador.

The former Marxist rebels, who fought a guerilla war from 1980-1992, are the first leftist party to come to power in the country's history. Though the party is a coalition of left-wing groups, it's dominated by the Communist Party.

One of the biggest questions after the FMLN victory is how far to the left President Elect Mauricio Funes will move El Salvador.

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