El Salvador's ARENA captures Legislative Assembly

March 11, 2012, midnight

El Salvador's Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA) is set to become the largest party in the Legislative Assembly after elections on Sunday. ARENA added 15 seats to its total, giving them 33 out of 84. This was the first election where El Salvador moved to an open-list proportional representation system, where voters can select multiple candidates on each party list. Previously, party lists were closed.

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