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Salvadoran presidential candidate Martinez proposes far-ranging agenda

San Salvador, Jun 13 (efe-epa).- Security, social programs and jobs are the three elements needed to refloat the country, the presidential candidate for El Salvador's Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Hugo Martinez, said in an interview with EFE on Wednesday.

 File photograph showing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Hugo Martinez during an interview with EFE in San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 6, 2018. EPA-EFE/ Armando Escobar

File photograph showing Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Hugo Martinez during an interview with EFE in San Salvador, El Salvador, Jun 6, 2018. EPA-EFE/ Armando Escobar

San Salvador, Jun 13 (efe-epa).- Security, social programs and jobs are the three elements needed to refloat the country, the presidential candidate for El Salvador's Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), Hugo Martinez, said in an interview with EFE on Wednesday.

Martinez - who won his party's primaries against Gerson Martinez in late May - said that these are the "public's greatest concerns," which he aims to "turn into three great opportunities for the country" should he become president in the February 2019 election.

He also said that right-wing governments have unsuccessfully tried to implement programs solely focused on economic growth for 20 years, which makes it "clear" that trickle-down economics and "other unilateral models" do not work.

The former foreign minister added that unilateral thinking also does not apply to social matters, for which it is necessary to combine job creation and economic growth with social development.

"I will only have resources for social investment if there are jobs and growth," he said. "Knowing also that people need more security to work more freely, then the three premises go together."

Development can "only be achieved by training young technicians, for example, in the agricultural industry, food processing, preservation and packaging, which add value to agricultural products, enabling farmers to sell them at a higher price."

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