Presidential election to be held in El Salvador today

Presidential election will be held in El Salvador today, with four candidates contesting the post.

Incumbent President Salvador Ceren cannot run for a second consecutive term under the country’s legislation. Over 5.2 millions citizens have registered to vote.

To win in the first round, a candidate must secure over 50 percent of the vote.

Otherwise, a run-off will be held on March 10, with two top candidates facing each other. The president is elected for a five-year period.

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