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Yearbook 1996

El Salvador. According to, the leader of the Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (ARENA) government party, Juan Josť Domenech, resigned from his post in September when he was accused of being involved in drug crime.

1996 El Salvador

A bill to reintroduce the death penalty was approved in Parliament in October. The proposal must also be approved at the next parliamentary session, which begins in May 1997, to take effect. The death penalty, which has been abolished since 1983, was considered necessary as a weapon against the increasing crime rate.

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