quasi in rem

Monday, March 22, 2004

Boston.com / News / World / Conservative Takes Early Lead In Salvador Election: "Amid fears of mob violence and fraud, millions of Salvadorans turned out to vote yesterday in the hardest fought presidential elections since the end of the country's gruesome, 12-year civil war.
The contest, which pitted a former leftist guerrilla commander, 73-year-old Schafik Handal, against a sportscaster turned businessman, Elias Tony Saca, 39, showed the degree to which El Salvador remains polarized 12 years after the signing of the peace accords.
At 7:15 last night, with only 10 percent of the votes counted, Saca was leading with 57 percent, and Handal had 35 percent. Minutes later Saca declared victory, but Handal party officials were so far refusing to comment."


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