The Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (in Spanish: Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional, FMLN) is, since 1992, a left-wing political party in El Salvador and formerly a coalition of five guerrilla organizations. The FMLN was formed as an umbrella group on October 10, 1980 from the left-wing guerilla organizations: the Fuerzas Populares de Liberación Farabundo Martí (FPL), Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo (ERP), the Resistencia Nacional (RN), the Partido Comunista Salvadoreño (PCS) and the Partido Revolucionario de los Trabajadores Centroamericanos (PRTC). The FMLN was one of the main participants in the Salvadoran Civil War.
After peace accords were signed in 1992, all armed FMLN units were demobilized and their organization became a legal political party. The FMLN is now one of the two major political parties in El Salvador.
In the elections of March 15, 2009 the FMLN won the presidential elections with former journalist Mauricio Funes as its candidate. Two months earlier in municipal and legislative elections, the FMLN won the majority of the mayoralties in the country (though losing San Salvador) and a plurality of the National Assembly seats (35 out of 84).
Read more about Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front: History of The FMLN, Civil War and Emergence of The FMLN, FMLN in Armed Struggle, After The Peace Accords: FMLN Participation in Elections, Post-war Splits and Internal Changes
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