More friends in the neighborhood
Rafael Correa's tweet tells us what just happened in El Salvador:
Rafael Correa @MashiRafael 30m Terminaron escrutinios en El Salvador. FMLN vencedor. Felicitaciones al presidente electo, compañero Salvador Sánchez. Un abrazo al bravo...
Or, we have how Bloomberg put it:
In the final tally, Vice President Sanchez Ceren of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front defeated Norman Quijano, 67, of the Arena party by 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent, according to results from the March 9 election released today by the tribunal. The final count put the margin of victory at 6,364 votes out of 3 million ballots cast, compared with 6,634 in the first tally, according to the tribunal’s website. Quijano has alleged the election was marred by fraud.
Note that this was a second ballot. Sanchez got way more votes than anyone else running in the first ballot but missed the 50% required to win in El Salvador. If anyone should be talking about fraud, it is not Quijano as polls showed him 10 to 18% behind Sanchez.