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Ex-guerrilla sworn in as El Salvador's president

By The Associated Press

This article was published June 1, 2014 at 12:20 p.m.

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Former leftist rebel commander Salvador Sanchez Ceren has been sworn in as president of El Salvador. It's the first time a former guerrilla will lead the Central American nation.

Sanchez Ceren won a narrow victory on March 9 over conservative Norman Quijano.

Sanchez Ceren's Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front battled the U.S.-backed government during a 12-year conflict in which some 76,000 people died. The Front became a political party after peace accords in 1992.

The Front first won the presidency in 2009 under Mauricio Funes, a former journalist who did not take part in the fighting.

Sunday's ceremony opens a five-year term for Sanchez Ceren.

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