Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Quote of the Day

Dissenting voices in the FMLN

"There's something that is powerfully striking about the reasoning of Schafik, which characterizes these elections as illegal or illegitimate, and which considers Saca to be illegal or illegitimate. As a citizen or as a party member, I ask myself: Why, when Francisco Flores won, were those elections not defined as illegal or illegitimate? Why, when Calderon Sol won, were those elections not defined as illegal or illegitimate? Why are the current elections now illegal? Because he was the candidate. We're operating under very personal opinions of Schafik. No, that's not the way to run the party."

--Ileana Rogel, FMLN deputy to the Assembly, from an interview today in La Prensa Gr√°fica. Today's paper notes that a sizeable group of FMLN legislators are seriously considering defying the FMLN conventions' mandate that they not attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new president on June 1.

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