Crowd at the FMLN victory celebration, March 15, 2009 at Masferrer Plaza in San Salvador, El Salvador.
Mauricio Funes of the FMLN party won the election becoming the first leftist president in El Salvador's history. The FMLN became a political
party after the 1992 peace agreement which ended the 12 year civil war. Before the agreement the FMLN was a group of leftist guerrillas that fought the right wing government which received billions of dollars from the US and formed death squads responsible for tens of thousands of lost lives.