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By Nelson Renteria and Michael O'Boyle SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - A former Marxist guerrilla leader and his right-wing rival both claimed victory in El Salvador's presidential election after results showed just a tiny margin between the two. Salvador Sanchez Ceren of the ruling Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front (FMLN), which as a rebel group fought a string of U.S.-backed governments in the 1980-92 civil war, won 50.11 percent support in Sunday's election, preliminary results showed. Challenger Norman Quijano, the 67-year-old former mayor of San Salvador and candidate of the right-wing Nationalist Republican Alliance (Arena) party, had 49.89 percent support. The FMLN and Arena - founded by the late Roberto D'Aubuisson, a reputed death squad leader - were fierce enemies during the civil war that killed about 75,000 people.
Malaysia has dispatched ships to investigate the sighting of a floating object that could be a life raft, as it continues to hunt for a missing airliner, an official said Monday. "There was a report today that we just received that an aircraft had seen something like an inverted life raft," said Malaysia's head of civil aviation, Azharuddin Abdul Rahman. "So we are contacting our counterparts, we are sending ships there to verify the object, the parts." Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 disappeared early Saturday morning with 239 people aboard.