El Salvador. According to
Countryaah.com, 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.
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.