Economic challenges await El Salvador's ruler

Former rebel fighter seen as frontrunner in presidential run-off, after February vote failed to produce a clear winner.

    Nearly five million voters in El Salvador will cast their ballots in a presidential run-off on Sunday, as a February vote failed to produce a clear winner.

    A former rebel fighter is shown by most polls to the most likely new president, and is therefore the potential ruler to take on a hefty legacy of a high crime rate and a failing economy. 

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from El Salvador.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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