Gang violence key issue in El Salvador poll

Violent crime takes centre stage as Salvadorians vote for a new president on Sunday.

Last updated: 01 Feb 2014 12:15
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Voters will go to the polls in El Salvador on Sunday to elect a new president.

The race is between the ruling socialist party and its conservative rivals.

The deciding factor for securing a vote will be how the candidates tackle the country's violent gangs.

El Salvador is a deeply divided nation where middle class Salvadorians live behind gated communities but all are united in their fear of violence.

Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from San Salvador.


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