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Left celebrates in El Salvador

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Supporters of El Salvador's Mauricio Funes have been celebrating after the former Marxist rebel FMLN party won the presidential election.

With most of the votes counted and the FMLN ahead, the Arena party admitted their first presidential defeat since the end of the country's civil war 18 years ago.

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