It looks like Oscar Ortiz, the popular mayor of Santa Tecla, will be the FMLN's vice presidential candidate for the 2014 elections. He will join current vice president and the FMLN's presidential candidate Salvador Sanchez Ceren on the ticket.
Ortiz was selected over other candidates such as Norma Guevara, Hugo Martínez, Gerson Martínez and Violeta Menjívar of the FMLN and Funes allies Alex Segovia and David Munguía Payés
The UCA's Álvaro Artiga doesn't believe adding Ortiz to the ticket will put the FMLN over the top. While I don't think that Ortiz puts the FMLN over the top at this point in time, there's a lot that can happen between now and the election. Should the gang truce remain in place between now, the economy improves, and Obama is elected in the US, there's a good chance that the FMLN will be able to capitalize.
It's a great pick. While I would prefer Ortiz at the top of the ticket, I don't get a vote. However, his selection as VP does improve the FMLN's chance of victory.