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June 17, 2003
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The leader of El Salvador’s most popular political party said he will close his country’s embassy in Jerusalem if elected president next year. In a television interview this week with a small station in San Salvador, Shafik Handal, leader of the leftist Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front legislative bloc and the front-runner for the party’s presidential bid, said that “as someone of Palestinian decent,” he would close the Jerusalem embassy if he wins the March 2004 presidential elections.

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