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Antonio Saca

Politician from El Salvador

Antonio Saca Elías Antonio Saca González (born 9 March 1965) is a Salvadoran politician who was President of El Salvador from 2004 to 2009. Born in Usulután, Saca is patrilineally descended from Palestinian (Catholic Christian) immigrants who arrived in El Salvador in the early 20th century from the West Bank town of Bethlehem. Prior to becoming President he was a broadcast journalist, specializing in sports radio and a prominent businessman. He attended the University of Central America. He is an outspoken Evangelical Protestant and has expressed his faith through his historic friendliness with Salvadoran and American Protestant churches. On 21 March 2004 Saca was elected President of El Salvador, and on 1 June 2004 succeeded President Francisco Flores. Both Saca and Flores are members of the conservative Nationalist Republican Alliance party, generally known by its Spanish-language acronym ARENA. During the election campaign, some commentators criticized Saca's lack of political experience. In the election, Kasaca defeated leftist Farabundo Martí National Liberation Front (FMLN) candidate, Schafik Handal, also of Palestinian descent. The election results were: The ARENA party expelled Saca in  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1965-03-09
Place of birth
Usulután
Nationality
El Salvador
Spouse(s)
Ana Ligia Mixco de Saca
Profession
Politician

Political career

Party From To
Nationalist Republican Alliance

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