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.

Opinion

Electoral Trends in Latin America

August 6, 2014, Daniel Zovatto

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.

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