REUTERS/Luis Galdamez - A supporter of Rodrigo Avila, El Salvador's presidential candidate for the ruling National Republican Alliance (ARENA), waves a flag during an electoral campaign in San Salvador March 2, 2009.
Electoral Trends in Latin America
August 6, 2014,
Daniel Zovatto analyzes this year's electoral marathon in Latin America. Despite a tendency towards incumbency, he posits the increasing electoral competitiveness reflects the region's economic slowdown and the rising social demands of the middle class.