From Revolutionary War to Democratic Revolution

TitleFrom Revolutionary War to Democratic Revolution
Publication TypeBook
Subtitle / Series TitleThe Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsÁlvarez, AM
VolumeBerghof Transitions Series No. 9
Number of Pages44 pp.
PublisherBerghof Conflict Research

The ninth issue of the Berghof Series on “Resistance/Liberation Movements and Transition to Politics”, entitled “From Revolutionary War to Democratic Revolution: The Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN) in El Salvador”, is now available onlineThis report was written by Dr Alberto Martin Alvarez from Colima University (Mexico), based on thirty-five in-depth interviews with former commanders and negotiators from the FMLN. It analyses the emergence, dynamics and political transformation of the El Salvadoran guerrilla organisations, paying more particular attention to the causes that led to the armed struggle as well as the intra-party and external factors that led in turn to a negotiated settlement. It also identifies important elements of the post-war development of the FMLN as a successful political party, right until its victory in the 2009 presidential elections.

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