The crowd at the FMLN Closing of The Campaign rally stretch into the distance the weekend before the March 15th, Salvadoran Presidental elections between Leftist FMLN (Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front) candidate Mauricio Funes and right-wing ARENA (Republican National Alliance) candidate Rodrigo Avila. The papers estimated over 250,000 FMLN supports were at the rally, in contrast to the 70,000 which attended the equivalent ARENA event held the day after. On election day, millions of Salvadorans lined up for their turn to vote in arguably the most contested and historically important elections in Salvadoron history. By 8.30pm election night, it was apparent that Funes of the FMLN, the 1980s armed-leftist-guerrilla-group-turned-political-party, had won. El Salvador will be governed by a leftist government for the first time in history starting June 1st, and for the first time, Salvadorans will have a peaceful, democratic transfer of power.