No contest in San Salvador mayor's race
ContraPunto has a summary of recent polls leading up to the March 11 elections. One thing the polls are showing -- the race for mayor of San Salvador is not even close. Current mayor from the ARENA party Norman Quijano is trouncing Jorge Schafik Handal in the preferences of the city's voters. Handal is the son of one of the founders of the FMLN, Schafik Handal, who ran for president of El Salvador in 2004 and lost. Depending on the poll, Quijano's minimum lead is 25% and some of the polls have him leading by 50-60 points.