El Salvador elects former rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren president

Former left-wing rebel leader Salvador Sanchez Ceren  69, of the FMLN party has been sworn in as president of El Salvador.

As rebel leader, Mr Sanchez fought US-backed government forces during the civil conflict in which tens of thousands of people also disappeared.

Mr Sanchez is the first former guerrilla to lead the Central American country following his March victory.

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