PCN ex-candidates support Funes; party leaders still support Ávila

Tomás Chévez, ex-presidential candidate of the PCN, andFunes and Chévez his vice presidential candidate, González Garciaguirre, endorsed Mauricio Funes and the FMLN on Thursday, March 7 for the upcoming presidential elections.

In February, the PCN dropped out of the race in support of ARENA presidential candidate Rodrigo Ávila. Disagreeing with the party’s decision, Chévez initially intended to stay in the race without the PCN, but withdrew because Salvadoran selection law requires a candidate to be part of a legitimate political party.

In this historic event, the former candidates from the PCN asked its supporters to back the FMLN in the elections, in spite of what party officials are saying. With little time left before the election, Chévez and Garciaguirre committed to garnering public support for Funes in the elections.

Posted by Leslie O’Bray, SHARE Grassroots Education and Advocacy Intern

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