Bukele will go for re-election as president of El Salvador after a controversial constitutional decision | International

After the Constitutional Chamber, elected by its allies, issued a ruling in 2021 that changed the criteria for re-election; The president of El Salvador, Nayib Bukele, announced that he will seek a new term as president.

the president of The Savior, Nayib Bukeleannounced this Thursday night, within the framework of the anniversary of the independence of Central America, that will seek his re-election in the 2024 presidential election.

“After discussing it with my wife, Gabriela, and with my family, I announce to the Salvadoran people that I have decided to run as a candidate for the Presidency in the 2024 elections,” Bukele announced on a national radio and television network.

The president is the first president of the Salvadoran democratic stage with the option of seeking his immediate re-election after a change of opinion made by the magistrates of the Constitutional Chamber, who were elected by his allies in Congress in a widely criticized process.

In a ruling of September 2021, these judges pointed out that the prohibition of immediate reelection is for a ruler who has been in power for 10 yearswhile in previous rulings a president had to finish his 5-year term and wait 10 to seek the Presidency again.

Since then, President Bukele had not commented on the matter until this Thursday.

The president pointed out that the decision to seek re-election is so that “we can continue this path that we have started, the path that for the first time in our history has proven to be the correct one.”

“Surely, surely, more than one developed country will not agree with this decision, but it is not they who will decide, but the salvadoran peopleBukele pointed out.

And he added: “A free, sovereign and independent people.”

War against the gangs

At the close of the third year of his term, Bukele has maintained broad support from the population for his way of governing and, if nothing extraordinary happens by the end of his term, it would be enough for him to win the presidential chair again.

Currently, the government of President Bukele is carrying out a “war on gangs”accused of committing the majority of homicides recorded in the Central American country.

According to Bukele, the “war against the gangs” is “about to be won.”

The Congress, with a large pro-government majority, approved the measure and has extended it six times for periods of 30 days each, while the authorities report more than 52,500 arrests and humanitarian organizations more than 6,500 complaints of violations of human rights.

“It is time for us to convince ourselves that we are free, sovereign and independent, and above all that we want to live in peace,” added the president.

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