El Salvador: A Setback for Moderation

The right takes control of the new constituent assembly

Rhythmic shouts of "D'Aubuisson! D'Aubuisson!" erupted from the gallery as the boyish-looking figure strode toward the dais of San Salvador's wood-and marble-paneled Blue Chamber in the Legislative Palace. Wearing a three-piece suit, he glanced down at his ten-page handwritten text and declared, "Now that we are starting on the road toward representative democracy, we will leave in the past all desires for revenge. We will use all our strength to guarantee human rights, and we will gain, step by step, that precious tranquillity...

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