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El Salvador

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Political and Security Environment

Background. El Salvador is a constitutional republic. Under the Constitution, promulgated in 1983, the president is directly elected (universal adult suffrage) for a five-year term and cannot be re-elected. The 84 members of the unicameral Legislative Assembly are directly elected for three-year terms.  

Historically, the post-conflict landscape of El Salvador has been shaped by the leading political parties, including the right-wing Alianza...

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